Category Archives: Uncategorized

Marxism and psychology: Forthcoming edition of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology

 The 2015 edition of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology, devoted to Marxism and psychology, will be available in the next couple of weeks. It consists of 10 articles previously presented as papers at the Second Marxism and Psychology Conference, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ISTP 15 in Coventry

The 15th biennial conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) will take place in Coventry in the United Kingdom from 26-30 June 2015. The conference theme is Resistance and Renewal; you can find the call for papers and other relevant … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Neville Alexander’s Thoughts on the New South Africa

This piece, a discussion of Neville Alexander’s Thoughts on the New South Africa (published posthumously by Jacana in 2013), will appear in PINS 46, which will be available before the end of the year. * When Neville Alexander died in 2012 he … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ethical Statement on Human Rights in Gaza: South African Psychologists, Health Workers and Academics

I received (and signed) this statement on human rights in Gaza from colleagues at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, over the weekend. Ethical Statement on Human Rights in Gaza As psychologists, health workers and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Now Available: First Edition of Journal of Social and Political Psychology

The Journal of Social and Political Psychology, about which I had reported here a couple of months back, has now published its first edition. In their first editorial T. Christopher Cohrs and Johanna Ray Vollhard, the editors, again state their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘Guantanamo Nightmare’: Roy Eidelson on American Psychology and Torture

Roy Eidelson, clinical psychologist, president of Eidelson Consulting and member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, published a fascinating essay in the latest edition of Counterpunch (available online here). It’s a cautionary tale for psychology: a futuristic, distopian vision … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Journal of Social and Political Psychology’: A New Forum for Critical Reflections on Psychology?

As you know, there aren’t that many journals that are willing to publish critical work in psychology, so one is always intrigued by, and grateful for, any new initiatives. The recently announced Journal of Social and Political Psychology is such … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Announcing Annual Review of Critical Psychology 10: Building Bridges and Expanding the Dialogue

The latest edition of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology (ARCP10), ‘Critical Psychology in a Changing World: Building Bridges and Expanding the Dialogue’, has just been published. The ARCP has, ever since its first publication in 1999, and especially since … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Speaking in Tongues: A Report on the Second Marxism and Psychology Conference, Morelia, Mexico, 9-11 August 2012

“There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air.” So sings Bob Dylan in his classic 1975 song, Tangled up in blue. When asked by colleagues and friends about my experience of the Second Marxism and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Imagine Africa / ‘We are human!’

For quite some time now I have been wanting to introduce readers of this blog to a book that takes the idea of an autonomous ‘Southern’ perspective — on Africa in particular — quite seriously, and that attempts in a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments