New book: The Cambridge Handbook of Identity
By Michael Bamberg, Carolin Demuth and Meike Watzlawik (Eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Identity presents the lively, multidisciplinary field of identity research as working around three central themes: (i) difference and sameness between people; (ii) people's agency in the world; and (iii) how identities can change or remain stable over time.
New book: Experience on the Edge: Theorizing Liminality
By Brady Wagoner and Tania Zittoun (Eds.). This book focuses on theorising and applying the concept of liminality within psychology. The concept is needed to address those aspects of human experience and social life that fall outside of ordered structures. In contrast to the clearly defined roles and routines that define so much of industrial work and economic life, it highlights spaces of transition, indefiniteness, ambiguity, play and creativity.
New book: Culture as Process: A tribute to Jaan Valsiner
By Brady Wagoner, Bo A. Christensen and Carolin Demuth (Eds.). This book is the first to discuss in detail the different sides of Valsiner’s thought, including developmental science, semiotic mediation, cultural transmission, aesthetics, globalization of science, epistemology, methodology and the history of ideas. It provides an overview, evaluation and extension of Valsiner’s key ideas for the construction of a dynamic cultural psychology, written by his former students and colleagues from around the world.
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Upcomming book: The Cambridge Handbook of Identity
Edited by Michael Bamberg, Clark University, Massachusetts, Carolin Demuth, Aalborg University, Denmark, Meike Watzlawik, Sigmund Freud University, Berlin. Expected online publication date: October 2021.
New book: Imagining the Past, Constructing the Future
Imagining the Past, Constructing the Future focuses on integrating theories of imagination and memory and explores the developmental principles of cultural psychology. Editors: Maria Lyra, Brady Wagoner, and Alicia Barreiro.
New book: Where Culture and Mind Meet
A volume in the series: Niels Bohr Professorship Lectures in Cultural Psychology. Edited by Brady Wagoner, Aalborg University, and Kevin Carriere, Washington & Jefferson College.
News from Centre for Cultural Psychology fall 2020
A new semester is on the move and we are looking forward to see you in Centre for Cultural Psychology. Here an update on upcoming events.
Dr. Jaan Valsiner awarded the APA Outstanding International Psychologist Award 2020
Jaan Valsiner is professor at Department of Communication and Psychology. The honourable APA Outstanding Psychologist Award is the last in a series of several honorary prizes that the cultural psychologist has been awarded over time.
New e-book: Lived Culture and Psychology
The aim of this book is to contribute to our understanding of the psychological means that bring about cultural forms of human conduct and experience. Edited by Carolin Demuth, Pirkko Raudaskoski and Sanna Raudaskoski. The e-book is available as open access.