Theoretical Issues in Psychology

Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference

  • John R. Morss
  • Niamh Stephenson
  • Hans van Rappard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Embodied Experience

  3. Social and Cultural Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Cor Baerveldt, Theo Verheggen, Paul Voestermans
      Pages 49-57
    3. Steven D. Brown, Peter Lunt
      Pages 83-93
    4. Arnd Hofmeister
      Pages 95-104
    5. Claudia Orthmann, Lars Näcke
      Pages 105-115
  4. Perception, Cognition and Reasoning

  5. Social Constructionism and Metatheoretical Issues

  6. Subjectivity and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Rosemary Leonard, Ailsa Burns
      Pages 265-273
    3. Martin Hildebrand-Nilshon, Johanna Motzkau, Dimitris Papadopoulos
      Pages 289-300
  7. Therapy and the Unconscious

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 409-413

About this book


Theoretical Issues in Psychology is published as the discipline of psychology enters its (at least) third century. The year 2001 brings with it millennial reflections, as well as the strange sense of deja vu that we derive from the Kubrick movie. As to the former, a glance at the contents list of this volume will demonstrate both the maturity and the vigour of theoretical debate within psychology. There is a level of sophistication here that should be the cause of quiet celebration. Recent ideas about discursive practice and subjectivity, chaos theory and autopoiesis, are effortlessly entrained with classical issues. Canonical texts are looked at with fresh eyes. Unresolved social and political questions are doggedly persisted with, and new perspectives on the human experience are pioneered. We are not afraid of long words, even if French in origin, but nor are we afraid to recognise that we are physical beings who touch other beings, who hold, desire, and remember - and who talk, talk, talk. For surely it is theoretically-sensitive work in psychology - whether "critical" or not - that best represents what the discipline has to offer the wider community.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Morss
    • 1
  • Niamh Stephenson
    • 2
  • Hans van Rappard
    • 3
  1. 1.DunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of Western SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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