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David F. Marks Arles, France

DAVID F. MARKS was born in Hampshire, England and lives in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. With his mother, Mary D Marks, David was a founding member of the Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament and attended Aldermaston Marches in the 1960s. After school in Portsmouth, David studied at the University of Reading to graduate for a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and at the University of Sheffield for a PhD.  In 1970 David went to New Zealand to work at the University of Otago. He also was invited to carry out research as Visiting Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery at Hamamatsu School of Medicine, at Kyushu University in Japan and at the Universities of Oregon and Washington in the US. In 1986 David returned to the UK as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic and, from 1990 as Head of the Department of Psychology at City, University of London, UK.  In addition to six previous editions of this book, David Marks has published 25 other books including: The Psychology of the Psychic (1980, 2000), Theories of Image Formation (1986), Imagery: Current Developments (1990), The Quit For Life Programme: An Easier Way to Stop Smoking and Not Start Again (1993), Improving the Health of the Nation (1996), Dealing with Dementia: Recent European Research (2000), The Health Psychology Reader (2002), Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology (2004), Overcoming Your Smoking Habit (2005), Obesity: Comfort vs. Discontent (2016), Stop Smoking Now (2017),  A General Theory of Behaviour (2018) and Psychology and the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience (2020). David is a founding member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology and Founder Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and Health Psychology Open.  Retired from teaching and journal editing, he writes, does bird watching, cat watching and photography, and follows the exploits of four grandchildren.