Dr. Fergus Craik - Academics

Because psychology was still a young science at the University of Edinburgh, Gus had only one professor, James Drever, who had originally come from the Department of Mental Philosophy. Drever assigned his students weekly reading material, including "The Organization of Behavior" by fellow Great Canadian Psychologist, Donald Hebb.

Though Gus was not initially interested in memory (the topic that would make him famous), the "tidy pattern of numbers" he noticed when analyzing his undergraduate honors thesis caused him to become very interested. He was accepted to graduate studies at the University of Liverpool in 1960.