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Resistance & Renewal

26th - 30th June 2015


The 2015 International Society for Theoretical Psychology in Coventry is the 30th Anniversary of the first ISTP conference in Plymouth (UK) in 1985. The theme of Resistance and Renewal is used to frame this history, consider contemporary psychological debates and anticipate future theoretical, meta-theoretical and philosophical issues in psychology. The conference aims are to:

- Stimulate theoretical arguments, innovations and creative theoretical research internationally
- Foster integration across areas and traditions of research
- Promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to psychological questions
- Reflect upon conceptual confusions, new theories and metamethodological issues in sub-areas of cognitive, social, feminist, postcolonial, developmental, clinical, organisational, perceptual, biological and evolutionary psychology
- Challenge assumptions and critically explore psychology's role in local, national and transnational practices
- Reinvigorate any areas of theoretical psychology that challenge and deconstruct the current Zeitgeist
- Renew theoretical psychology by identifying new perspectives and exciting developments
- Encourage early career and established researchers to form new networks of theoretical, philosophical, conceptual, historical and critical psychological activity​


Sunday Trip to Kenilworth & Warwick Castle 

To attend this trip on the 28th June, please visit the registration page. 


The International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) is an international forum for theoretical, meta-theoretical and philosophical discussions in psychology, with a focus on contemporary psychological debates. Founded in the early 1980s, its objective is to stimulate theoretical arguments and innovations, to foster integration across areas and traditions of research, and to promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to psychological questions. It aims to serve as the stage for the discussion of new theoretical ideas and conceptual frameworks, for the critical engagement of different theoretical approaches, and for discussions concerning the relation of theoretical psychology to other disciplines, to the history of psychology and to the philosophy of knowledge.

Event date:
Jun 26

26 June 2015

Event time:

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:00

Number of days:

Days: 5

Event location:

The Welcome Centre
47 Parkside
Coventry, CV1 2HG 

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