James W. Anderson, PhD (Jim), a clinical psychologist, is a member of the Medical Staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Dr. Anderson received his degrees at: University of Chicago (PhD), Harvard University (master’s), and Princeton University (bachelor’s, magna cum laude). He completed his internship in clinical psychology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
In his writing, he specializes in psychobiography, the in-depth study of the lives of historical, artistic, literary, and political figures. He has published papers on writers William and Henry James, U. S. President Woodrow Wilson, psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and D. W. Winnicott, novelist Edith Wharton, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
At Northwestern University, he has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses, including Psychology of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Counseling, and the Psychology of Film. One year he received the most outstanding teacher award in the Division of Psychology of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also spends several hours per week supervising psychotherapists and trainees.
He has taught numerous seminars on literature at the Newberry Library and film series at Facets Film Center.