Master of Arts, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1931; Master of Education, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1933; Doctor of Philosophy, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1936.
University assistant, lecturer, senior lectr, then reader, U. Edinburgh, 1933-1980; retired, U. Edinburgh, 1980; honorary fellow, U. Edinburgh, 1987-1993.
Major British Army, 1943-1946. Fellow Brit Psychological Society (president 1968-1969), British Society Projective Psychology (honorary president since 1993). Member International Union Applied Psychology, Experimental Psychology Society, Psychology and Psychotherapy Association.
Son of; married Catherine Isobel Davie, August 18, 1939. Children: Robert, Irina, Elizabeth, Alexander.