Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology

Selected Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology June 24–28, 1991

  • Henderikus J. Stam
  • Leendert P. Mos
  • Warren Thorngate
  • Bernie Kaplan

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Keynote Addresses

  3. Foundational Issues in Psychology

  4. Beyond Criticism in Psychology

  5. Theoretical Studies in Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. J. F. H. van Rappard
      Pages 173-178
    3. Jeroen Jansz
      Pages 211-217
    4. Michael A. Gara, Ruth B. Goldston
      Pages 219-229
    5. John M. Broughton
      Pages 231-246
    6. Carl Middleton, Gary Fireman, Roseanne DiBello
      Pages 275-281
    7. Geert E. M. Panhuysen, J. J. Adriaan Tuiten
      Pages 283-293
  6. Feminist Theory in Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Jane M. Selby
      Pages 307-318
    3. Efrat Tseëlon
      Pages 319-323
  7. Historical Contributions to Psychological Theory

  8. Developmental Theory

  9. Social Psychology and Social Distress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441

About these proceedings


I was asked and, alas, with little reflection on the magnitude of the task, thoughtlessly consented, to take on the 'simple' job of writing a preface to the collection of essays comprising this volume. That I was asked to carry out this simple task was probably due to one consideration: I was the main representative of the host institution (Clark University) for the 1991 ISTP Conference, at which the talks, foreshadowing and outlining the 'extended remarks' here printed, were originally presented, and hence, as a token of gratitude, I was vouchsafed the honor of setting the stage. It did not dawn on me, until I began piecemeal to receive and accumulate, over a period of months, the remarkably diverse and heterogeneous essays precipitated by the conference, how mind-boggling it would be to pen a preface pertinent to such an aggregate of prima/acie unrelated articles. Typically, prefaces to collections of essays from different hands are attempts by the prefator or a pride of prefators to provide an overview, a concise map, of the complex terrain which readers are invited to enter; or to direct the attention of potential readers to what the editors take to be the essential or central themes of each of the variegated articles: a practice which, not infrequently and often not unjustifiably, irritates and even enrages individual authors, who object to the complexity, profundity, and nuanced character of their thought being reduced to clicMs and editorial equivalents of sound bites.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henderikus J. Stam
    • 1
  • Leendert P. Mos
    • 2
  • Warren Thorngate
    • 3
  • Bernie Kaplan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  4. 4.Heinz Werner Institute for Developmental Analysis and Frances Hiatt School of PsychologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97963-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2746-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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