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Centre for Cultural Psychology

Centre for Cultural Psychology

The Centre for Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, co-founded by the Danish National Research Foundation and Aalborg University under the Niels Bohr Professorships Scheme, is the first research centre in the World specifically designated to the investigations into Cultural Psychology. Cultural Psychology is a new field started in the 1990s that focuses on higher psychological processes that function within dynamic social contexts. Four content areas: cultural psychology and aesthetics in urban living, creativity processes in everyday social practices, interventions in the globalising world, and epistemology of the social sciences constitute the major arenas of scholarly innovation.

The Centre unites the efforts of Danish scholars interested in joint research on cultural psychology (through the network of Affiliated Research Fellows) and is the major location for the international research network of "K-seminars". The Centre organises the work of the International Masters Programme of Cultural Psychology and Social Practice, and is the home for the first international doctoral and post-doctoral network in cultural psychology. The centre is an international hub for scholars at all stages of their careers. We welcome visiting researchers who want to spend a period of time at the centre for developing new theoretical and empirical work.


New Ph.D. programme in Cultural Psychology and Social Practices

New Ph.D. programme in Cultural Psychology and Social Practices

Department of Communication and Psychology and Niels Bohr Professorship Centre for Cultural Psychology of Aalborg University announce (as of September 1, 2014) the establishment of Europe’s first international Ph.D. programme in Cultural Psychology and Social Practices. Read more

Projects and Collaboration
Lists of articles, book series and journals

Centre for Cultural Psychology

Kroghstræde 3, Room 4.117
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst
Ph: (+45) 9940 3177

Kitchen Seminars

The K-seminars (abbreviation from "kitchen seminars") are an informal international think-tank in cultural psychology that was first established by Jaan Valsiner in 1997 as a space for free constructive discussions of unfinished research projects and first ideas for new research efforts. More about the K-seminars...

Research Project

Re.Cri.Re. Between the representation of the crisis and the crisis of the representation

Together with fifteen Universities and Research Centres, covering 13 European countries, we are working together to analyse cultures of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at local, national and European level. To this end, civil society, policy-makers and experts of social sciences will be involved. For more information, please see: www.recrire.eu


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649436