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Fragmentation or Differentiation: Questioning the Crisis in Psychology

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex ; Cornish, Flora

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2009, vol. 43, no. 2, p. 104-115

Université de Neuchâtel

The Metaphor of the Triangle in Theories of Human Development

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex ; Cornish, Flora ; Psaltis, Charis

In: Human Development, 2007, vol. 50, no. 4, p. 208-229

Developmental psychologists have a long history of using triangle metaphors to conceptualise the social constitution of psychological development. In this paper, we present a genealogy of triadic theories, to clarify their origins, distinctions between them, and to identify key themes for theoretical development. The analysis identifies three core triangle models in the developmental literature....

Université de Neuchâtel

Fragmentation or Differentiation: Questioning the Crisis in Psychology

Zittoun, Tania

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2009, vol. 43, no. 2, p. 104-115

There is a recurrent discourse about the fragmentation of psychology and its crises as a science, which often leads to a disenchanted view about its future. To this discourse we oppose a developmental one, in which crises can be occasions for development, and in which development might imply differentiation. We first review why psychology can be said to be in crisis. We then situate the crisis in...