Norman F. Dixon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Norman Dixon)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Norman Frank Dixon, M.B.E.[1] (1922–2013)[2] was a British psychologist most noted for his 1976 book On the Psychology of Military Incompetence.[3] During the WWII, Dixon achieved the rank of Lieutenant under the regiment of the Corps of Royal Engineers (North West Europe, 1944–45), for which he was awarded an M.B.E.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Dixon, Norman F. (1987). Our Own Worst Enemy. Jonathan Cape.
  • Dixon, Norman F. (1976). On the psychology of military incompetence. New York, Basic Books.[4][5][6]
  • Dixon, Norman F. (1981). Preconscious processing. Chichester, Wiley
  • Dixon, Norman F. (1971). Subliminal perception; the nature of a controversy. London, McGraw-Hill.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search results: Norman Dixon". The National Archives. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Norman F. Dixon". Great Thoughts Treasury. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  3. ^ Random House: Norman F. Dixon (Accessed April 2014)
  4. ^ Penner, Donald D. (1981) Book Review: on the Psychology of Military Incompetence.Administrative Science Quarterly. 26.2 : 307-310. Print.
  5. ^ PJSCP: Book Reviews (1977) British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, v16 n3 September: 289-293
  6. ^ Mileham, Patrick. (2002) On the Psychology of Military Incompetence. Defense and Security Analysis. 18.2: 185-187. Print.