n Gender and Behaviour - Tribute to the memory of Alastair Charles Mundy-Castle, the founding professor of Psychology Department, University of Lagos who died on December 11, 2015
|Article Title||Tribute to the memory of Alastair Charles Mundy-Castle, the founding professor of Psychology Department, University of Lagos who died on December 11, 2015|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||Gender and Behaviour|
|Affiliations||1 National Open University of Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||7182 - 7184|
As a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, I had cause to pay an educational visit to Prof Jack Tizard of Psychology department Nottingham University in 1977. Unable to hide his surprise, he "politely" enquired how I secured admission into the Edinburgh programme and on being told that I had trained under Mundy-Castle at the University of Lagos, (Unilag) he snorted under his breath that he'd never heard of him. I told him Mundy-Castle, affectionately called Mundy had made a name in brain research and was currently interested in infant research. Tizard promptly reached for a large compendium entitled "The Competent Infant: Handbook of Readings (1974)" and lo and behold, Mundy-Castle's name and the chapter he had published while at Harvard University on the development of looking strategies in infants had placed him in good company! I was ten feet tall; Mundy had made me and the University of Lagos Psychology department proud and worthy. But how did it all start?
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