Re-Examining Theory in Psychology

Not since the first decades of the last century has there been so much excitement and interest in re-examining the theoretical foundations of psychology. Often in collaboration with scholars in other fields, psychologists are reviewing the underlying frameworks of psychology, its methods, and the bases for understanding and defining what should properly constitute psychological research. This movement to develop new theories pervades current writings throughout the sub-areas of psychology.  Theory & Psychology offers the latest theoretical dialogue and innovative research across the discipline.  It provides a platform for work with a broader meta-theoretical intent, examining such issues as the conceptual frameworks and foundations of psychology, its historical underpinnings, its relation to other human sciences, its methodological commitments, its ideological assumptions and its political and institutional contexts.  Focusing on the emergent themes at the centre of contemporary psychological debate, the journal is an essential resource for anyone concerned with the development of modern psychology, and is now recognized as the forum for critical analysis in the field.

At the hub of the academic and institutional network, it has forged links with the major international organizations currently engaged in theoretical psychology, including the American Psychological Association (Div. 24: Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology), the Canadian Psychological Association (Section 25: History and Philosophy of Psychology), Cheiron, the International Society for Theoretical Psychology and the British Psychological Society (Section on History & Philosophy of Psychology).

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