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CfP: History & Philosophy of Psychology Section & UK Critical Psychiatry Network Joint Conference (March 2016)

The British Psychological Society’s History & Philosophy of Psychology Section in collaboration with the UK Critical Psychiatry Network invites submissions for its 2016 Annual Conference to be held at Leeds Trinity University 22nd-23rd March.

The theme of the conference is the history of mental health, with keynote addresses from Professor Gail Hornstein (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts) and Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (University College London). Papers are invited in related areas such as clinical psychology, psychiatry, service users, resistances to psychiatry, critical perspectives and interventions.

Who is the Conference intended for?
Academics (psychology, philosophy, medicine, history, sociology), clinicians (mental health), mental health service users/carers, postgraduate students.

The conference is open to independent and professional scholars in all relevant fields, not just Section or British Psychological Society members.

Submissions

Oral and Poster Submissions will be invited for this Conference. Individual papers or symposia in any area dealing with conceptual and historical issues in Psychology, broadly defined, are invited. We particularly welcome submissions in related areas to the theme of the conference, such as clinical psychology, psychiatry, service users, resistances to psychiatry, critical perspectives and interventions.

Bursaries

Four bursaries are available to those working with mental health charitable organisations, service user groups or carers’ groups. If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact Dr. Alison Torn on a.torn@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Location:

Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane
Horsforth
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS18 5HD

Dates:
22/03/2016 – 09:30 – 23/03/2016 – 16:30
Contact Information:

This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by
KC Jones conference&events Ltd, Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: bps@kc-jones.co.uk
www.kc-jones.co.uk/history2016

Organiser:
History and Philosophy of Psychology Section

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SUBMISSION

If you are interested in presenting an oral presentation at the conference then please make your submission by 16:00 Friday 18th December 2015.

If you are interested in presenting a poster at the conference then please make your submission by 23:59 Sunday 17th January 2016.

Further submission guidelines can be found here.

All presenters are expected to register and pay in advance at the appropriate rate.

If you have any queries whilst making your submission please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

For more information: https://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/history-mental-health-joint-annual-conference-history-and-philosophy-psychology-section-and-uk-criti

British Psychological Society History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

Sponsored by the British Psychological Society. Open to the public.

Organiser: Professor Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)

Tuesday 22nd January

Professor Saulo de Freitas Araujo (Universidade de Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil)

The Role of Philosophy in Wundtian Psychology: Towards a New Interpretation of Wundt’s Psychological Project

Despite the numerous and important contributions brought by Wundt scholarship in recent decades, some aspects of his work remain unclear and poorly understood. The aim of this talk is to explore one of these aspects, namely, the relationship between philosophy and psychology in Wundt’s thought. To this end, we shall discuss an important yet neglected moment in Wundtian psychology, which remains unexplained to date: why did Wundt abandon his early theory of the unconscious? According to the interpretation offered here, this can only be adequately explained by his intense philosophical studies in the period preceding the publication of the Grundzüge in 1874, especially in relation to Kant. Finally, we will point out some implications of this analysis to the general interpretation of Wundt’s psychological project.

Time: 6pm to 7.30pm

Location: UCL Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Room 544,* 5th Floor, 1‑19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB

Directions: From the main reception, go through the double doors at the back and turn left, walk the length of this corridor and at the very end turn left again ‑ you will find yourself in front of the ‘West’ Lifts. Take these to 5th Floor. On exiting the lift, turn right through double doors and then left through single door, walk the length of this corridor pass through another door and then turn right ‑ you will see a marble table ahead. Room 544 is straight ahead.

British Psychological Society History of Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

British Psychological Society History of Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

Sponsored by the British Psychological Society. Open to the public.

Organiser: Professor Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)

Wednesday 21st November

Dr. Maria Teresa Brancaccio (Maastricht University) – “War Trauma in France and Italy (1920s-1980s)”

Time: 6pm to 7.30pm

In the twentieth century, medical-psychological theories on the health effects of war-related suffering as well as their social recognition presented large variations in different European countries. Focusing on the medical debates and on the diagnostic categories adopted in France and in Italy in the aftermaths of the two World Wars, the paper will investigate how changes in medical, social, and political thinking influenced the understanding of war trauma in the two countries.

Location: UCL Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Room 544,* 5th Floor, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB Directions: From the main reception, go through the double doors at the back and turn left, walk the length of this corridor and at the very end turn left again – you will find yourself in front of the ‘West’ Lifts. Take these to 5th Floor. On exiting the lift, turn right through double doors and then left through single door, walk the length of this corridor pass through another door and then turn right – you will see a marble table ahead. Room 544 is straight ahead.

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BPS History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

British Psychological Society History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

Organiser: Professor Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)

 

Wednesday 30 November 2011, 6pm

Dr. Egbert Klautke, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies – “The Repudiation of Völkerpsychologie in Germany”

My talk will focus on the ‘last’ representative of the once honourable discipline of Völkerpsychologie in Germany, Willy Hellpach. I will present his contribution to the field — his textbook Introduction to Folk Psychology (1938) — as part of his personal strategy to adapt to the conditions of the Third Reich, despite later claims to the contrary by Hellpach and some of his sympathetic interpreters. In the second part of the paper, I will outline the conditions and results of the slow repudiation of his Völkerpsychologie after World War II, and outline the problems which academics critical of ‘national character studies’ encountered.

 

Wednesday 14 December 2011, 6pm

Thibaud Trochu (University of Paris 1, Sorbonne) – “Psychological Experimentation in the Nineteenth Century: James John Garth Wilkinson (1812-1899), Physician, Mystic and Radical.”

Though quite forgotten nowadays, Dr. J. J. Garth Wilkinson was once a widely known intellectual figure in Victorian Britain. Praised by his contemporaries as a fine scholar, a first-rate writer, and a highbrow public ethicist, he was notorious for stirring controversy and debate — most often against the grain. His personality and thinking revolved around two passionate feelings: deep-seated religious yearnings — though quite unorthodox ones — on the one hand, and on the other, an inclination to mistrust and to defy all forms of established authority – be they religious, medical or political — which he accused of narrowing the horizons of self-conscious practitioners and free citizens. His medical career, strongly entwined with his “spiritual”‘ quest, was thus colored by a radical political tone. This led him to carry out numerous experiments in his daily practice of the art of healing such as homeopathy, hypnotism and other forms of “psychological analysis,” whilst establishing himself as an opponent of what he saw as the dominant trend of medical materialism, “dogmatic objectivism” and autoritarism. At a time of triumphant scientist medicine, Wilkinson saw himself as — in his own words — “smashing its institutional structure.”

Time: 6pm

Location: UCL Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Room 544, 5th Floor, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ Directions: From the main reception, go through the double doors at the back and turn left, walk the length of this corridor and at the very end turn left again – you will find yourself in front of the ‘West’ Lifts. Take these to 5th Floor. On exiting the lift, turn right through double doors and then left through single door, walk the length of this corridor pass through another door and then turn right – you will see a marble table ahead. Room 544 is straight ahead.

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Seminar series – History of Psychiatry and Psychology

The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for the History of Psychology of the British Psychological Society have put together this term’s program for their joint seminar series on the History of Psychiatry and Psychology:

10 November 2010
Dr Ernst Falzeder (University of Innsbruck), Freud in America, Freud on America, Freud and America

17 November 2010
Dr James Kennaway (University of Durham), The Piano Plague: The Nineetenth-Century Psychiatric Critique of Female Musical Education

1 December 2010
Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau (University of Cambridge), Automatism, Psychology, Modernism: The Case of Pierre Janet

8 December 2010
Professor Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen (University of Washington), Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression

The seminars take place at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 5th Floor Lecture Room, The Wellcome Building, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE on Wednesdays, 5.30pm-7.00pm preceded by refreshments at 5.15pm.

Additional information can be found here.

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