Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Teo

Dialogical Self

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_76


Since its inception in the last decade of the past century, the notion of the dialogical self has attracted the interest from social scientists and practitioners from different disciplines and cultural origins. It weaves two concepts, self and dialogue, together in such a way that new phenomena in the functioning of the human mind become visible. Usually, the self is conceived as something “internal” that happens within the mind of the individual person, while “dialogue” is associated with something “external,” referring to a process that takes place between people involved in some form of exchange. The composite concept “dialogical self” transcends this dichotomy by bringing the external into the internal and, in reverse, introducing the internal into the external. The advantage of such a composite concept is that the dichotomy between self and society that has plagued psychology and the social sciences since long is surpassed. The intrinsic self–society interconnection...

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Online Resources

  1. International Society for Dialogical Science. http://web.lemoyne.edu/~hevern/ISDS/
  2. International Journal for Dialogical Science. http://ijds.lemoyne.edu/
  3. International Institute for the Dialogical Self. http://www.dialogicalinstitute.com/
  4. Eighth International Conference on the Dialogical Self (upcoming). http://sites.thehagueuniversity.com/dialogical-self/home
  5. Video with summary of the dialogical self. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKEKWzZOC3I

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute for the Dialogical SelfMilsbeekThe Netherlands