I think psychology should be part of any creative writing curriculum. I read psychology books to find out more about the processes of reading and comprehension, to help me understand how rhyme works, how readers construct characters, etc. I also read them to find out why people write, what influences the way they write, and what the health consequences are.
Below are links to some psychology articles I've written (I think they're some of my better articles) and responses to some psychology books I've read.
- Psychology, psychiatry and writers groups
- Poetry, madness and cure
- Attention, agility and poetic effects
- Memory and imagination