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Briefing

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7141.3a (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:S3a-7141

“Applying psychology to training is more like using a schoolboy knowledge of Latin to begin a relationship with an Italian lover; much better than nothing, but of necessity basic, tentative, experimental.” Psychology for trainers skates over NLP, personality theories, perception and memory, motivation, group dynamics, and learning with the enthusiasm of “children in a toy shop.” Worth a look for the freshness of its simile alone, its core function is to inspire those who would teach adults in small groups better: which it does well.

Hardingham A. Psychology for trainers. London: Institute of Personnel and Development, 1998

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