Tim Beck

Science Writer

Tim is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Landmark College in southern Vermont.

For his dissertation, completed in the psychology department at the University of West Georgia, he traced a critical history of the biomedical model of mental health, focusing on diagnosis and treatment related to autism. Through this research, he became increasingly interested in the power of self-advocacy movements that combine political action with aesthetic practices to reshape our conventional assumptions about mental suffering. Today, his research interests cut across science and technology studies, critical disability studies, and philosophical psychology. His forthcoming book, entitled Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health, explores some implications of how mental distress has become framed increasingly in terms of information processes and other digital technology metaphors.