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Outlook from a Conference: Social Psychology in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2007 (English)In: European Bulletin of Social Psychology, ISSN 1563-1001, Vol. 19, no 2, 34-42 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2005 the Swedish professors in psychology, Bo Ekehammar and Anders Biel, published their article “Social psychology in Sweden. A brief look”. Their article intends to tell the history and contemporary situation of social psychology in Sweden. Taking their article as an invitation to discuss social psychology among Swedish social psychologists my article is a response in the shape of another brief look at social psychology in Sweden. While Ekehammar and Biel defines social psychology as being conducted within the departmental of psychology, their view of social psychology could be perceived as narrow. Attending the fifth biannual conference on group and social psychology in 2006, their definition of social psychology does not seem to cover all of the research presented. In this article I thus argue that the attendance to a national conference in social psychology could be used as a guideline of the state of contemporary social psychology in Sweden. In this sense self-identification as a social psychologist as well as departmental belonging is taken into account when it comes to identifying social psychologists. With this outlook from a national conference, I suggest some ways to improve the map provided by Ekehammmar and Biel.

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2007. Vol. 19, no 2, 34-42 p.
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Social Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-108984DiVA: diva2:242013
Available from: 2009-10-06 Created: 2009-10-06 Last updated: 2010-11-29Bibliographically approved

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