This is a collection of classical writings on the wider relations of the human sciences – especially psychoanalysis and group relations. They are drawn from the work of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations which was set up in 1946 for the specific purpose of relating psychology and the social sciences to the needs and concerns of society. The Institute’s theories, projects and publications have gained international recognition and have led to innovations in social psychiatry, industrial relations, group relations and social science. This volume offers a comprehensive selection of these writings, bringing together for the first time key papers by all the most important figures associated with the Institute’s development and work. It includes papers by J. D. Sutherland, Eric Miller, John Bowlby, Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Isabel Menzies Lyth and D. W. Winnicott. Edited by Eric Trist and Hugh Murray.