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Book Launch Event: A New Narrative for Psychology


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The book, A New Narrative for Psychology presents the argument that narrative study opens the door to meaning in context as a core component of scientific psychology. It also offers a solid and compelling history of narrative psychology to ground contemporary research and understanding. Lastly, it engages mainstream psychologists in a conversation about the importance of narrative psychology as a scientific discipline. 

Please join the Department of Psychology at The American University of Paris and the Paris Center for Narrative Matters on Tuesday September 19th at 6pm in Combes 104 (6, rue Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris) for a roundtable discussion to celebrate the release of Brian Schiff’s recently released A New Narrative for Psychology (published by the Oxford University Press).

From the back cover: How can a narrative perspective help us advance our understanding of the fundamental problems of human psychology and better appreciate persons in diverse social and cultural contexts? In A New Narrative for Psychology, Brian Schiff offers researchers and scholars a new way to study and think about people and the goals of psychological understanding today. By providing a challenging critique of contemporary methods and addressing what these approaches to psychological research leave unexplored, Schiff presents readers with a cutting-edge approach for getting at the thorny problem of meaning making in human lives.

Discussants on the roundtable are Matti Hyvärinen (Professor, University of Tampere) Sylvie Patron (maître de conférences, Paris Diderot), Jens Brockmeier (Professor, American University of Paris) and Maria Medved (Professor, American University of Paris).

For questions about the event, please contact apatience@aup.edu

Please note that for security reasons, all external guests must register online at least 24 hours in advance and come to AUP with a valid ID. Please register here.

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