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ResearchHeymans InstituteResearchTheory and History of Psychology

Research programme

Programme director: Prof. dr. D. Draaisma

General mission
We study the relations between Psychology (and related disciplines), the subjects they study, and the society and culture that they are part of. We draw our inspiration from History and Philosophy of Science and from Science and Technology Studies.

Our research is concerned with topics such as:

  • Psychiatric disease concepts and the increasing prominence of biochemical views of mental illness
  • The rules and practices of psychiatric drug testing
  • Autobiographical memory
  • History of neurology
  • Evolutionary psychology's claim to integrate the biological and social sciences
  • Social technology
  • The use of brain machines and its philosophical implications
  • Autism, identity and politics

Last modified:12 June 2013 10.54 a.m.