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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Psychology Research Units Theory and History of Psychology

Tact and technology

Theory and History of Psychology

In this project I study the role of tact in practices that aim at controlling, manipulating, changing or influencing behaviour or society. Tact is defined as the ways of preventing or dealing with resistance against control. I use a mixture of historical and qualitative methods.

dr. M. (Maarten) Derksen, Theory and History of Psychology


Courses connected to this project
  • PSBA1-26 Geschiedenis van de Psychologie
  • PSMPK-1 Boundaries of Psychology


  • Derksen, M. (2017). Histories of Human Engineering: tact and technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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