The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for dialogue across the boundaries of specific (sub)disciplines that explores the possibilities and challenges related to the dialogical self. As such, the Ninth International Conference on the Dialogical Self is open to psychologists and scholars of other social sciences, linguistics and arts.

Fields of study and application

Exploration of the dialogical self has a broad scope, including areas as far-reaching as literary science, brain research, empirical psychology and psychotherapy practice. It brings together different fields of psychology, such as personality, developmental, social, political, cultural and clinical psychology. Increasingly, researchers use the theory to make meaning of the complexity of educational, coaching and counseling practices. Across these diverse fields, the concept of the dialogical self provides an interdisciplinary platform for innovative research, theory and practice.

Central topics of interest 

Central topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. self and identity
  2. culture and self
  3. globalization and glocalization
  4. social power and dominance
  5. self and emotions
  6. dialogue and linguistics
  7. reconstruction of self-narratives in psychotherapy
  8. dialogue and development
  9. dialogical teaching practices
  10. mental simulation
  11. wisdom, maturity and health
  12. multivoicedness and art
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