Theoretical psychology

Theoretical psychology

Theoretical psychology is concerned with theoretical and philosophical aspects of the discipline of psychology. It is an interdisciplinary field involving psychologists specialising in, amongst others, cognitive, social, developmental, personality, clinical, perceptual, neurological, biological, evolutionary, historical, economic, political and critical psychology.

In the United States, one group focused on theoretical and philosophical issues in Psychology is The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (formerly known as The American Psychological Association, Division for Theory and Philosophy of Psychology or APA Division 24). This society regularly hosts symposia, lectures, roundtable discussion, and poster sessions at the annual APA conference. In Europe Laszlo Garai developed a theoretical psychology based on the methodological proposal of Kurt Lewin and the theory of Lev Vygotsky.[1][2]


  1. ^ Theoretical psychology: Vygotskian writings
  2. ^ Interview with Laszlo Garai on the Activity Theory of Alexis Leontiev and his own Theory of Social Identity as referred to the meta-theory of Lev Vygotsky

External links

  • International Society for Theoretical Psychology
  • Laszlo Garai's writings in theoretical psychology, general psychology and brain research.
  • Theory of Psychology and other Human Sciences (Documents No. 9 and 10 in English)
  • The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 24)
  • The Ondwelle Home-page:- seeking micro-physiological explanations for Piagetian psychology. (Depends significantly on Physics and Info-tech at the cell and sub-cell level).