The Radical Psychology Network (RadPsych)
The Radical Psychology Network seeks like-minded psychologists and others to help create a society better able to meet human needs and bring about social justice. We want to change society’s unacceptable status quo and bring about a better world. And we want to change the status quo of psychology, too. We challenge psychology’s traditional focus on minor reform, because enhancing human welfare demands fundamental social change instead. Moreover, psychology itself has too often oppressed people rather than liberated them.
Psychology in Society
PINS (Psychology in society) is a peer-reviewed journal that was formed in September 1983 as vehicle for a critical and anti-apartheid stance in psychology. PINS continues to foster a socio-historical and critical theory perspective by focusing on the theory and practice of psychology in the southern African context.
The Discourse Unit was founded in 1990 by Erica Burman and Ian Parker, and operates as a trans-institutional collaborative centre which supports a variety of qualitative and theoretical research projects contributing to the development of radical theory and practice. The term ‘discourse’ is used primarily in critical hermeneutic and structuralist senses to include inquiries influenced by feminism and psychoanalysis. The centre functions: (i) as a teaching resource base for qualitative and feminist work; (ii) as a support unit for the (re)production of radical academic theory; (iii) as a networking centre for the development of critical perspectives in action research.
The International Society for Theoretical Psychology
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. 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. The interests of the ISTP span sub-areas of psychology. It has members whose primary interests pertain to cognitive, social, feminist, postcolonial, developmental, clinical, perceptual, biological and evolutionary psychology.
The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
This is Division 24 of the American Psychological Association is Theory and Philosophy. This division is very eclectic, with members from many specialty areas of interest. The common interest among this diverse group is the philosophy of psychology and the social sciences, as well as the social foundations of psychology.
The Society for Social Studies of Science
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is a nonprofit, professional association. It was founded in 1975 and now has an international membership of over 1200. The main purpose of 4S is to bring together those interested in understanding science, technology, and medicine, including the way they develop and interact with their social contexts.
The Society for Philosophy and Psychology
The Society for Philosophy and Psychology is the premier scientific and educational organization for philosophically interested psychologists and psychologically interested philosophers in North America. The purpose of the SPP is to promote interaction between philosophers, psychologists and other cognitive scientists on issues of common concern.
Cheiron: The International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Cheiron: The International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, named after the wise centaur of Greek myth, was formed to promote the international cooperation and multidisciplinary studies in the history of behavioral and social sciences.
The BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section
The Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP) of the British Psychological Society provides a forum to exchange ideas and promote research into the use of qualitative methods in psychology.
The BPS Psychology of Women Section
The Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society provides a forum to exchange ideas and promote research into the psychology of women.