Prof Kenneth Gergen

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Prof Kenneth Gergen
Prof Kenneth Gergen

Kenneth J. Gergen, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Professor at Swarthmore College, and President of the Taos Institute. He has served as president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association, and of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology. Gergen has made significant contributions to issues of scientific metatheory, technology and cultural change, the self, and the construction of aging. Among his major works are Realities and Relationships, The Saturated Self, and An Invitation to Social Construction. His prize-winning book, Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community, represents a major contribution to relational theory and practice. Gergen is a lecturer of international distinction. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and his work has merited numerous awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim and Humboldt foundations, and honorary degrees in both Europe and the US.

Gergen is a major figure in the development of social constructionist theory and its applications to practices of social change. He also lectures widely on contemporary issues in cultural life, including the self, technology, postmodernism, the civil society, organizational change, developments in psychotherapy, educational practices, aging, and political conflict. Gergen has published over 300 articles in journals, magazines and books, and his major books include Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge, The Saturated Self, Realities and Relationships, and An Invitation to Social Construction (with Mary Gergen). He publishes an electronic newsletter, Positive Aging (www.positiveaging.net) now distributed to 20,000 recipients.

Gergen has served as the President of two divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Division on Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, and on Psychology and the Arts. He has served on the editorial board of 35 journals, and as the Associate Editor of The American Psychologist and Theory and Psychology. He has also served as a consultant to Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company, Arthur D. Little, Inc, the National Academy of Science, Trans-World Airlines, Bio-Dynamics, and Knight, Gladieux & Smith, Inc.

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