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ISTP 2017: The Ethos of Theorising


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The 2017 International Society for Theoretical Psychology in Tokyo is the 17th ISTP conference and the first one to be held in Japan.

Conference Theme

We have chose “The Ethos of Theorising” as the 2017 conference theme to reflect the ethical dimension of psychology as subject matter and discipline. Theorising, including our epistemological and ontological concepts, is deeply embedded in ethical and normative considerations. For example, objectivity is foremost a virtue and truth and truthfulness are clearly interconnected. Thus, theorising in psychology is not just an activity, but a practice that engages theoretical psychologists deeply and calls us to take responsibility for doing “good” theory. In deconstructing and critiquing the status quo, we also construct theory and build bridges between geographical locations, the past and the present, and the diversity of theoretical commitments. This theme then invites reflections on our incursions into culture and the aims of our theoretical practice. 

Submission of proposals

The ISTP 2017 Organising Committee welcomes abstract submissions related to the conference theme, or any other appropriate topics with a focus on theoretical psychology. Symposia are also welcomed. Submissions will be blind reviewed. 

First submission deadline: 31 October 2016 (Notification: 15 December 2016)

Final submission deadline: 31 January 2017 (Notification: 1 March 2017)

For detailed information about how to submit a proposal please click here. 

Programme Committee

Tetsuya Kono (Japan), Jim Cresswell (Canada), Maria Gurevich (Canada), Antonia Larrain (Chile), Thomas Teo (Canada)

For further information, please visit this website. Queries may be sent to istp@rikkyo.ac.jp


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