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Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology


About the Series

The founders of psychology — thinkers such as Wundt, Freud, and Spencer — recognized the importance of psychologists formulating for themselves the conceptual foundations of the discipline. These parents of psychology not only did their own theorizing, in cooperation with many others; they realized the significance of constantly re-examining these theories and philosophies, including the theories and philosophies of psychology’s methods.

The Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology series is dedicated to this examining and re-examining. It identifies the pivotal and problematic non-empirical issues that face the discipline and addresses these issues in the tradition of the theorists of natural science — uncovering the implicit concepts and hidden assumptions of programs of research and strategies of practice to compare them to concepts and assumptions that might be better.

To learn more about the series or to propose a title, please contact Brent Slife ([email protected]) and Lucy McClune ([email protected]).

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The Ethical Visions of Psychotherapy

The Ethical Visions of Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kevin R Smith
February 01, 2022

The standard view of psychotherapy as a treatment for mental disorders can obscure how therapy functions as a social practice that promotes conceptions of human well-being. Building on the philosophy of Charles Taylor, Smith examines the link between therapy and ethics, and the roots of therapeutic...

Therapeutic Ethics in Context and in Dialogue

Therapeutic Ethics in Context and in Dialogue

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kevin R Smith
February 01, 2022

The standard view of psychotherapy as a treatment for mental disorders can obscure how therapy functions as a social practice that promotes conceptions of human well-being. Building on the philosophy of Charles Taylor, Smith examines the link between therapy and ethics, and the roots of therapeutic...

Hermeneutic Approaches to Interpretive Research Dissertations In a Different Key

Hermeneutic Approaches to Interpretive Research: Dissertations In a Different Key

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Cushman
August 23, 2021

This unique and insightful book brings together a collection of impactful essays written by former psychology doctoral students, which feature hermeneutics as a method of qualitative inquiry. Philip Cushman brings together eleven chapters in which his former students describe their ...

Global Pandemics and Epistemic Crises in Psychology A Socio-Philosophical Approach

Global Pandemics and Epistemic Crises in Psychology: A Socio-Philosophical Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Dege, Irene Strasser
July 23, 2021

Using COVID-19 as a base, this groundbreaking book brings together several renowned scholars to explore the concept of crisis, and how this global event has shaped the discipline of psychology. It engages directly with the challenges that psychology continues to face when theorizing societal issues...

Hermeneutic Dialogue and Shaping the Landscape of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology The Work of Frank Richardson

Hermeneutic Dialogue and Shaping the Landscape of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology: The Work of Frank Richardson

1st Edition

Edited By Robert C. Bishop
July 23, 2021

This volume introduces the methodological value of hermeneutic dialogue in the field of theoretical and philosophical psychology. It reflects on the works of Frank Richardson, who has made, and continues to make, seminal contributions to the field, as well as having influenced the work of many of ...

Hermeneutic Moral Realism in Psychology Theory and Practice

Hermeneutic Moral Realism in Psychology: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Brent D. Slife, Stephen Yanchar
March 31, 2021

Traditional sources of morality—philosophical ethics, religious standards, and cultural values—are being questioned at a time when we most need morality’s direction. Research shows that though moral direction is vital to our identities, happiness, productivity and relationships, there is a decline ...

Critical Psychology Praxis Psychosocial Non-Alignment to Modernity/Coloniality

Critical Psychology Praxis: Psychosocial Non-Alignment to Modernity/Coloniality

1st Edition

Edited By Robert K. Beshara
February 25, 2021

This collection of chapters advances critical psychology by incorporating praxis (theory and practice) and decolonial streams of thought. They are united around a theme of psychosocial non-alignment to modernity/coloniality. Bringing together a transdisciplinary range of authors from around the ...

Problematic Research Practices and Inertia in Scientific Psychology History, Sources, and Recommended Solutions

Problematic Research Practices and Inertia in Scientific Psychology: History, Sources, and Recommended Solutions

1st Edition

Edited By James T. Lamiell, Kathleen L. Slaney
November 05, 2020

This volume explores the abiding intellectual inertia in scientific psychology in relation to the discipline’s engagement with problematic beliefs and assumptions underlying mainstream research practices, despite repeated critical analyses which reveal the weaknesses, and in some cases complete ...

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embodiment Understanding Human Being

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embodiment: Understanding Human Being

1st Edition

By Nancy K Dess
October 23, 2020

This is a collection of pithy and accessible essays on the nature and implications of human embodiment which explore the concept of ‘human being’ in the most unprecedented manner through seemingly disparate academic disciplines. With contributions from key researchers from around the world, this ...

From Scientific Psychology to the Study of Persons A Psychologist’s Memoir

From Scientific Psychology to the Study of Persons: A Psychologist’s Memoir

1st Edition

By Jack Martin
October 23, 2020

This is a critical, personalized approach to reframing the discipline of psychology through a singular narrative in the form of a memoir written by a successful research psychologist. In this book we follow Martin’s unique career, which has allowed him to understand and adopt different ...

Subjectivity in Psychology in the Era of Social Justice

Subjectivity in Psychology in the Era of Social Justice

1st Edition

By Bethany Morris, Chase Kelly O'Gwin, Sebastienne Grant, Sakenya McDonald
February 28, 2020

The notion of social justice permeates much of current Western political and cultural discourse with a newfound urgency. What it means to be socially just is a question Morris et al investigate and interrogate, looking at psychology’s contributions to the subject and considering the practicality of...

A Humanities Approach to the Psychology of Personhood

A Humanities Approach to the Psychology of Personhood

1st Edition

Edited By Jeff Sugarman, Jack Martin
February 17, 2020

In this set of insightful essays, the concept of the psychological humanities is defined and explored. A clear rationale is provided for its necessity in the study and understanding of the individual and identity in a discipline that is occupied largely by empirical studies that report ...

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