Norman F. Dixon, M.B.E., Fellow of the British Psychological Society, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at University College, London.


He served ten years in a commission with the Royal Engineers, during which time he was wounded.


He left the Army in 1950 and entered university where he obtained a first-class degree in Psychology. He received the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy in 1956 and Doctor of Science in 1972.


1974 was awarded the University of London Carpenter Medal ‘for work of exceptional distinction in Experimental Psychology’.

He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund.


  • Dixon, N. F. (1971)). Subliminal Perception: Nature of a Controversy .McGraw-Hill Inc.,US ISBN:0070941475
  • Dixon, N. F. (1982)). Preconscious Processing. John Wiley:London. ISBN:047127982X
  • Dixon, N. F. (1987)). Our Own Worst Enemy. Jonathan Cape:London. ISBN:0224023721
  • Dixon, N.F. & Dixon, M. (1994) On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence. Pimlico ISBN: 0712658890

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