Welcome to the homepage of the Nijmegen
Cultural Psychology Group (NCPG). This site is in a process
of serious revision. One of the mayor changes that make this
necessary is that the NCPG is no longer bound to Nijmegen.
Right now we are stretching our wings and we will soon be
back in a renewed form. The New Cultural Psychology Group
will offer a forum to broader range of people interested in
cultural psychology. In the meantime all of our papers, abstracts
and other materials will remain available at this site. Please
remember to update your bookmarks. Our current and future
URL is www.cultpsy.org. Thanks for your patience and feel
free to send us any feedback.
2001 the NCPG will attend the 9th
conference of the International Society for Theoretical
Psychology (ISTP). We will present two papers on the
subject of culture & emotion. In our first
paper we will sketch the outlines of an enactive theory
of emotions. In our second
paper we will use this approach in order to analyse
some problematic aspects of deep-seated 'culturally constituted'
sentiments in Dutch multicultural society. More specific,
we will use the sentiments of 'honor' and 'shame' as a particular
case to develop a theory of culturally framed emotions.
first International Conference on the Dialogical
Self (23-26 june 2000, Nijmegen (NL)) the NCPG presented
- Toward a dialogical understanding
of cultural patterns
(Cor Baerveldt & Harold van Grinsven).
- The need to approach culture
psychologically: arguments from history and evolutionary
psychology (Paul Voestermans & Cor Baerveldt).
organized a symposium at the latest conference of the International
Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP), Sydney, April 25-28.
The symposium was titled "Human experience and the enigma
of culture: Towards an enactive account of cultural practice".
You can find the original proposal and abstracts here.
On a previous
ISTP Conference (Berlin, April 27 - May 2 1997) the NCPG organized
a symposium called "Advancing Cultural Psychology".
Our intentions and the original abstracts can still be found
here. The full texts of some
of the papers are also available.
attended the 19th Annual Conference of the European Society
for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS), Berlin August
25 - August 29, 2000. We presented a paper called "How
Völkerpsychologie went astray: The birth of the inimical
relation between biology and culture theory". An abstract
of the paper can be found here.