CodeBPS/GB/211
NameVenables; Peter Henry (1923-); Professor; FBPsS
TitleProfessor
ForenamesPeter Henry
SurnameVenables
Dates1923-
EpithetFBPsS
Parallel NamePeter H.Venables
GenderMale
NationalityBritish
DatesAndPlacesMaudsley Hospital, University of London, 1951-1964
Birkbeck College, University of London, 1964- 1974
University of York, 1974 1996
Professor Emeritus, University of York, 1997 -
AddressYork, UK
ActivityDate of Birth: 3 April 1923
Place of Birth: Ilfracombe, Devon, England.

University and Professional Training:
BA (Hons) Psychology, University College, London, 1951
PhD Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 1953

Other Honours and Awards:
Hon DSc (Life Sciences), University of Bradford, 1978
Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research, 1987
Zubin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Discipline, Society for Research in Psychopatholgy , 1990
Honorary Member. Experimental Psychology Society, 1993
British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014.

Professional career:
Post Office Engineer, 1939-1941
Radar Mechanic, Royal Navy, 1942-?
Medical Research Council, Maudsley Hospital, Scientific Staff, Social Psychiatry Research Unit, University of London, 1951-1964
Reader, Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1964 1967
Professor, (Personal chair), Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1967 1974
Dean of the Faculty of Science, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1968 1970
Professor and Head of Department, (Foundation Chair), Department of Psychology, University of York, 1974 1988
Pro Vice Chancellor, University of York, 1981 1985
Honorary Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of York, 1988 1996
Professor Emeritus, University of York, 1997 -
Honorary Research Appointments,
Research Associate, Psykologisk Institut, Copenhagen, 1971 1988
Chief Co investigator, Joint Child Health Project, Mauritius, 1972 1996
Permanent Member , Joint Child Health Project, Mauritius, 1996 -

Involvement with BPS and/or other societies and organisations:
Attached Member BPS, late 1940s
Treasurer, British Psychological Society, 1963 1965
Deputy President, British Psychological Society, 1965 1966
Secretary, Experimental Psychology Society, 1962 1966
President, Experimental Psychology Society, 1968 1970
President, Society for Psychophysiological Research, 1977 1978
President, British Psychological Society, 1979 1980
Fellow, British Psychological Society, (nd)
Foundation Editor, Biological Psychology, (nd)
Editorial Board, Journal of Psychophysiology, (nd).

Sources: P.H.Venables' CV.

Compiled by Mike Maskill, BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.
PublishedWorksSelected publications:

Research in Psychophysiology, P.H.Venables, John Wiley & Sons Ltd (1975)
Venables PH, Martin I: Skin resistance and skin potential, in A Manual of Psychophysiological Methods. Edited by PH Venables, I Martin. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company, 1967
Venables PH, Christie MJ (1980): Electrodermal activity. In Techniques inn Psychophysiology, ed. I Martin, PH Venables, pp. 2-67, John Wiley, New York.
Publication Recommendations for Electroderrmal Measurements, D. C. Fowles, M. J. Christie, R. Edelberg, W. W. Grings, D. T. Lykken, & P. H. Venables Psychophysiology, 18 (1981), 232-239
Psychophysiological aspects of schizophrenia, P.H.Venables, 1966, The British Psychological Society, Issue British Journal of Medical Psychology Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 289–297, December 1966
The relationship of sweat gland count to electrodermal activity. L W Freedman, A S Scerbo and P H Venables. Psychophysiology 31(2):196-200 (1994)
The structure of schizotypy, its relation to subdiagnoses of schizophrenia and to sex and age. P H Venables. Br J Clin Psychol 33 ( Pt 3)():277-94 (1994)
High autonomic arousal and electrodermal orienting at age 15 years as protective factors against criminal behavior at age 29 years. A Raine and P H Venables. Am J Psychiatry 152(11):1595-600 (1995)
The effects of age, sex and time of testing on skin conductance activity. P H Venables. Biol Psychol 43(2):87-101 (1996)
Low resting heart rate at age 3 years predisposes to aggression at age 11 years: evidence from the Mauritius Child Health Project. A Raine and P H Venables. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 36(10):1457-64 (1997)
The content and structure of schizotypy: a study using confirmatory factor analysis.
P H Venables. Schizophr Bull 26(3):587-602 (2000)
Early educational and health enrichment at age 3-5 years is associated with increased autonomic and central nervous system arousal and orienting at age 11 years: evidence from the Mauritius Child Health Project. A Raine, P H Venables and S A Mednick. Psychophysiology 38(2):254-66 (2001)
A major effect of recording site on measurement of electrodermal activity. A S Scerbo, L W Freedman and P H Venables. Psychophysiology 29(2):241-6 (1992)
Relationships between central and autonomic measures of arousal at age 15 years and criminality at age 24 years. A Raine and P H Venables. Arch Gen Psychiatry 47(11):1003-7 (1990)
Relationships between N1, P300, and contingent negative variation recorded at age 15 and criminal behavior at age 24. A Raine and P H Venables. Psychophysiology 27(5):567-74 (1990)
Factor structure of the Rutter 'Children's Behaviour Questionnaire' in a primary school population in a developing country. P H Venables, R P Fletcher and S A Mednick. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 24(2):213-22 (1983)
Evidence for distinct verbal memory pathologies in severely and mildly disturbed schizophrenics. A Calev and P H Venables. Schizophr Bull 9(2):247-64 (1983)
Estimation of half from quarter recovery time of SCR. R P Fletcher and P H Venables. Psychophysiology 19(1):115-6 (1982)
Speech perception and decision processes in relation to skin conductance and pupillographic measure in schizophrenia. P H Venables. J Psychiatr Res 14(1-4):183-90 (1978) The function of skin conductance response recovery and rise time. P H Venables and S A Gartshore. Biol Psychol 10(1):1-6 (1980)
The status of skin conductance recovery time: an examination of the Bundy effect.
P H Venables. Psychophysiology 18(1):10-6 (1981)
Neuroticism, physiological state and mood: an exploratory study of Friday-Monday changes. P H Venables. Biol Psychol 1(3):201-11 (1974)
SourceP.H.Venables' CV
ConventionsInternational Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) - Ottawa 1996 ISBN ISBN 0-9696035-3-3
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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