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Psychologische Praxis und Theorie in den gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen

Tagung der Neuen Gesellschaft für Psychologie
4. und 5. März 2011 in Berlin

Wir erbitten Zusendungen von Beitragsskizzen (ca. 300 Worte) bis zum 1. September 2010 an abstracts@2011.ngfp.de


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Psychologische Praxis und Theorie in den gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen

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Journal für Psychologie 1/2010 erschienen

Erschienen ist die 1. Ausgabe des Jahrgangs 2010 des Journal für Psychologie, der Zeitschrift der Neuen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, mit dem Themenschwerpunkt Politische Psychologie, herausgegeben von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Politische Psychologie Hannover unter Mitarbeit von Paul Sebastian Ruppel und Martin Dege.

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Der Herrschafts- und Gewaltcharakter gesellschaftlicher Phänomene, wie etwa Antisemitismus, Rechtsextremismus oder die Stabilität sozialer Ungleichheiten, insbesondere in den aktuellen Migrationsgesellschaften, entlang der Achsen race, class und gender ist ohne eine Analyse ihrer unbewussten Dynamiken nicht zu verstehen. Diese zu erforschen und damit „den subjektiven Bedingungen der objektiven Irrationalität“ (Adorno 1955/1997, 42) an der Schnittstelle zwischen kritischer Gesellschaftstheorie und psychoanalytischer Subjekttheorie nachzuspüren, gehört seit ihren Anfängen zu den zentralen Aufgaben einer psychoanalytisch orientierten Politischen Psychologie. Diese nimmt das Verhältnis der einzelnen Subjekte zu den gesellschaftlichen Macht- und Herrschaftsstrukturen wissenschaftlich in den Blick. Politische Psychologie fragt nach der in den historisch-gesellschaftlichen Raum eingebetteten Konstitution der Elemente des Psychischen (Wünsche, Affekte, Objektbeziehungen und Interaktionsformen, Konflikte, Vorstellungen, Überzeugungen, …) und ihrer Bedeutung für die Herstellung, die Aufrechterhaltung und die Veränderung von gesellschaftlichen und politischen Verhältnissen: Was macht Menschen anfällig für Propaganda und autoritäre Unterwürfigkeit? Wie entwickeln sich Nationalismus, Fremdenhass und Antisemitismus? Wie entsteht Sexismus? Wo liegen die Gründe für politische Apathie? Wie kann die Beteiligung an Emanzipationsbewegungen unterstützt werden?

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The New Association of Psychology (NGfP) is a coalition of researchers and practitioners in the field of psychology as well as related disciplines. Our goal is to establish a critical discourse about psychological topics that takes into account the societal and cultural dimensions. The NGfP supports inter- and transdisciplinary research and works on closing the gap between research and praxis.

The NGfP’s associated Journal is the Journal für Psychologie

New Book by Mark Freeman

Hindsight: The Promise and Peril of Looking Backward

Although the idea of hindsight is frequently associated with the biases, distortions, and outright lies of memory–as in the infamous “20-20” scenario or the conviction that one “knew it all along” – Mark Freeman maintains that this process of looking backward over the terrain of the past can also serve as a profound source of insight, understanding, and self-knowledge. Consider Tolstoy’s harrowing tale of Ivan Ilych, revisiting his past on the eve of his death, only to realize that the life he had been living was a lie. Consider as well the many times in our own lives when, upon reviewing the past, we are able to see what we could not, or would not, see earlier on.

Hindsight is also intimately connected to what Freeman calls narrative reflection: Through the distance conferred by time, we can look back on past experiences and see them anew, as episodes in an evolving story. As important as “being in the now” and “living in the moment” are, it is no less important to pause at times and, by looking backward, seek to discern those aspects of
experience that might otherwise escape our notice. Far from necessarily leading to deception and lies, therefore, hindsight can lead to wisdom and indeed truth – of a sort, Freeman contends, that is only available in retrospect.

In addition to serving as a central site of self-knowledge, hindsight plays an integral role in the process of moral growth. For, through hindsight, there emerges the opportunity not only to see the possible errors of our ways but to transcend them and thereby to move on to better ways of being in the world. Drawing on psychology, philosophy, literature, and personal experience, this wide-ranging volume offers an insightful and engaging exploration of the role of hindsight both in discerning the personal past and in deepening moral life. (mehr …)

Marxism and Psychology Conference

Call For Papers (Extended Deadline)
Marxism and Psychology Conference
The University of Prince Edward Island
August 5-7, 2010
Website: http://vre.upei.ca/mprg/
Contact: marfken@upei.ca

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2010 (Extended Deadline)

In the history of social thought, it is difficult to find a more divisive figure than Karl Marx. For many, the mere mention of his name conjures up images of totalitarian regimes dominating nearly every aspect of an individual’s existence. Yet for others, Marx’s critique of the capitalist mode of production draws attention to the fact that our beliefs, thoughts, and desires inevitably emerge against the background of specific cultural, historical, and social practices.

The purpose of this conference is to bring students, scholars, and activists together to discuss exciting issues at the intersection of Marxism and Psychology. While it is clear that a number of organizations are making important contributions to this area of study, we believe that the time is right to open up a space for students, scholars, and activists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on the role that Marxism can play in psychological theory, research, and practice.

In bringing together scholars at the forefront of research in Marxism and Psychology, we also hope to give new students and activists an opportunity to interact with individuals who have made significant contributions within this area. By organizing an impressive collection of plenary participants, we hope to foster an environment where students, activists, and scholars can identify potential graduate advisors, research assistants, and participatory investigators. This year, confirmed plenary participants include: (mehr …)

Subjectivity and Learning Conference

Roskilde University, Denmark, 26 to28 May 2010

This conference focuses on the everyday practices of persons, and the interplay between actors and social structures in everyday life. Everyday life in the Nordic and Europeans societies is characterized by an unprecedented rupture of economic and political systems, cultural meanings and individual identities. Global and environmental changes force us to revise and reconsider our way of life and affects us at all levels of existence. It appears as if that which seems stable today will be rendered unstable tomorrow. The conference focuses on these changes and transformations and aims to debate and discuss how this can be understood and explored. What theories, methodologies and analytical concepts help us to study the transformations of everyday life in changing societies? (mehr …)

The Critical Potential of Language. Call for Papers. Journal für Psychologie

Spawned by the linguistic turn, and in psychology specifically by the narrative turn associated with the names of Theodor Sarbin and Jerome Bruner, language became the central focus in many areas of the social sciences. The special issue of the German Journal für Psychologie aims to look behind the curtains of this development to investigate the meaning of language for our understanding of psychic life as the core subject matter of psychological investigations. Specifically, language shall be investigated with respect to its critical potential for psychology in particular and the social sciences more generally.

The CfP as pdf file

The Call on the Marxism and Psychology page

Abstracts (approx. 2 pages) should be submitted to mdege@clarku.edu no later than August 31, 2010.