Speeches & Seminars
What Does An Emancipatory, Scientific Psychology Look Like? Cultural-historical Psychology. Center for Language Acquisition, Penn State University, April 2, 2019.
Culture and Emotions: Viewing Culture Through Emotions, Viewing Emotions Through Culture. Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Sept. 21, 2018.
Vygotsky, Marx, and Cultural-Historical Psychology As An Emancipatory, Psychological Science. 7th International Vygotsky Symposium. Geneva. June 22, 2018.
Education as Cultural Capital: Insights from Vygotsky and Bourdieu Regarding the Content of Democratic Pedagogy. Invited address, Brazilian Congress of School Psychology. Salvador, Brazil. Sept. 30, 2017.
Psychology as Emancipatory Social Science. State University of Maringa. Brazil, Oct. 2, 2017.
Populism Cannot Solve Social Problems or Generate Emancipation. Global Studies Association of N. America. Berkeley, CA. June 15, 2017.
Cultural Psychology and Vygotsky’s Cultural-Historical Psychology: Commonalities and Differences. Workshop. Bochum University, Germany. March 21, 2017.
A Cultural Approach to Psychotherapy: Examples from Neoliberal Psychology and Freud’s Dora and Shreber. Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, March 13, 2017.
Cultural Psychology. Education and Psychology Research Center for Southwest Minorities. Southwest University. Chongqing, China. Sept. 22-23, 2016.
An Introduction to Marxist Psychology. Center for Studies of Marxist Social Theory, Marxism Lecture Series. Nanking University, Sept. 9, 2016.
Two Medical Models for Public Health: Conventional Medical Model and Cultural Psychological Model. Peking University School of Public Health, Oct. 28, 2015.
Cultural Psychology, A Means for Comparing The Theory and Reality of Culture. Examples from Chinese moral culture, and Western neoliberalism. World Cultural Forum, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, Oct. 18, 2015.
Socialism With Chinese Characteristics: An Elegant, Polysemous Phrase. The World Marxism Forum. Peking University, Oct. 10, 2015.
Multiculturalism and Socialism: Some Lessons From The West. 6th World Socialism Forum: The Color Revolution and Cultural Hegemony. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, Oct. 17, 2015.
Classic and Revisionist Sociocultural Theory and Their Analyses of Expressive Language in The Classroom. Keynote address at the International School Psychology Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 25, 2015.
Populist/humanist Readings Vs. Marxist Readings of Vygotsky’s Cultural-Historical Psychology. Keynote Address. 3rd International Conference on Research. Morelia, Mexico, May 26, 2015.
Populism/humanism Vs. Marxist Approaches to Social Transformation. Workshop: 3rd International Conference on Research. Morelia, Mexico, May 25, 2015.
Cultural Psychology. Intensive course, Nanjing University, China. March 9-13, 2015.
Political-Scientific Aspects of Biologizing Psychological/Behavioral Problems. Nov. 5, 2014. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Macro Cultural Psychology: Theory and Research. Course at University of Brasilia, Brazil. Oct. 9, 2014.
The Dialectics of Neoliberal Psychology. American Sociological Association. Aug. 15, 2014.
Laurentian University Seminar “Emotions and psychological development as political, civilized, cultural phenomena,” Feb., 22, 2014. Ontario, Canada.
Cultural-Historical Psychology and Cultural-Psychological Change: The Dialectic of Culture-Psychology-Oppression-
Workshop on theory and methodology in cultural psychology. University Sao Paolo, Brazil. Nov., 2014
Workshop on theory and methodology in cultural psychology. University of Goiania, Brazil, Nov., 2014
Workshop on theory and methodology in cultural psychology. University of the Amazon, Brazil. Nov., 2014
Methodological Issues in Researching Psychological Phenomena in Relation to Macro Cultural Factors, Such As Neoliberalism. International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Santiago, Chile, May 6, 2013.
Politics, psychology, and Psychology. International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Santiago, Chile, May 3, 2013.
Cultural Psychology: A General Psychological Theory. Grand Valley State University, Feb. 20, 2013.
Cross-cultural research in Saudi Arabia. Convener of symposium at International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, South Africa, July 19, 2012.
Macro Cultural Psychology: Adding Politics and Theory to Cross-Cultural Psychology. International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, South Africa, July 19, 2012.
A review of genetic research on psychopathology: Pathologizing psychopathology vs. normalizing psychopatholoogy. Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, N.Y., April 11, 2012.
Minority Educational Psyhology and Cultural Psychology. Minorities University, Beijing, China. Feb. 15, 2012.
Cultural psychology of sex. University of Girona, April 9, 2011.
From Vygotsky’s cultural-historical psychology to cultural psychology. Fu Jen University, Taiwan, Dec. 10, 2010 (teleconference).
Biology, psychology, culture in Vygotsky’s works. Fu Jen University, Taiwan, Sept. 24, 2010 (teleconference).
Educational psychology and emotions from the perspective of cultural psychology. University of Mondragon, Spain, May 17, 2010.
The History of Cultural Psychology. Spanish Society for the History of Psychology. May 13, 2010.
Darwinism in psychology is cultural psychology. University of Pais Vasco (University of the Basque Country), Spain, May 14, 2010.
Agency in Cultural Psychology: Macro And Micro Approaches. University of Madrid, May 6, 2010.
Emotions, Education, and Cultural Psychology. University of Barcelona. May 6, 2010.
Qualitative Methodology & Cultural Psychology. University of Girona. May 10, 2010.
The Cultural Psychology of Oppression and Liberation. Keynote Address. Interamerican Congress of Psychology (32nd). Guatemala City, Guatemala. June 29, 2009.
Macro Cultural Psychology: A Framework for Understanding the Relation between Culture & Psychology. International Congress of Psychology. Berlin, July, 2008.
A Cultural-Historical vs. A Romantic View of Agency. International Congress of Psychology. Berlin, July, 2008.
Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology. Workshop, University of Costa Rica. March 23-April 2, 2008..
Qualitative Methodology, Social Constructionism, Postmodernism, and Science. Autonomous University of Mexico (UAM). Oct. 15, 2007.
Cultural Psychology of Oppression and Social Reform. International Congress on Intervention and Community Praxis. Guernavaca, Mexico, Oct. 12, 2007.
Vygotsky’s Cultural-Historical Psychology, Macro Cultural Psychology, and Qualitative Research Methodology. Semiinar at the University of Rome, May 5-16, 2007.
Human Psychology is Quintessentially Cultural. Darwin Said So, Sort of. Keynote address at the Indian National Academy of Psychology. Mumbai, Dec. 16, 2006.
National Workshop on Cultural Psychology: Theories and Methods, Nov. 15-20, 2006, New Delhi, India. Co-organizer.
Three Approaches to Culture and Psychology: A Comparison of Cultural Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Indigenous Psychology. Keynote Address at Indian National Workshop on Cultural Psychology: Theories and Methods, Nov. 15, 2006, New Delhi, India.
Qualitative Methodology and the Analysis of Context. University of Morelos, Mexico, July 2-7, 2006.
Hermeneutics And Qualitative Methodology, Center for Survey Research & Methodology, Mannheim, Germany, June 22-23, 2005.
Contextualism and Atomism in Cross-Cultural Psychology, German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt, Germany, June 24, 2005.
Fulfilling The Promise of Cultural-Historical Psychology: Articulating The Historical Dimension of Mind. Penn State University, Center for Language Acquisition. Feb. 10, 2005.
Contextualism in Cross-Cultural Psychology: A Corrective to Positivism. Keynote address to the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Aug. 3, 2004, Xian, China.
Sexuality in Socio-Historical Perspective. International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Aug. 3, 2004, Xian, China.
The Cultural Nature of Mind: Scientific, Political, and Personal Considerations. Keynote address at the Mexican National Conference for Psychological Research & Education, Mazatlan, Mexico; March 31, 2004.
Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Sociocultural Psychology. University of Campinas, and Catholic University of Goiana, Brazil. Nov. 27-28, 2003.
Hermeneutic Procedures to Improve Questionnaire Research. 2-day workshop at Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA) [Center for Survey Research & Methodology] Mannheim, Germany; July 2-3, 2003.
The Reception, Distortion, and Resuscitation of Vygotsky’s Work. International Society for Theoretical Psychology. June, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey.
Politics, Culture, and Psychology. International Society for Theoretical Psychology. June, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey.
The Science and Politics of Conceptions of Self and Agency. Society for Research in Child Development. Minneapolis, April, 2001
Cultural Psychology: Theory & Method, University of Konstanz, Germany, May 21, 2001
A Selective Integration of Positivistic and Qualitative Methodologies for Cultural Psychology, Institute for Culture Studies, Essen, Germany, May 17-19, 2001.
Historical Aspects of the Sociocultural Psychological Approach. University of Rome, June 1, 2001.
Cultural Psychology, Vygotsky’s Activity Theory, and Qualitative Methodology. Seminar at University of Mexico (UNAM) January 10-28, 2000.
Organizer of the Symposium: Positivistic and Qualitative Methodologies in Cross-Cultural Psychological Research. International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Warsaw, Poland, July, 2000.
The scientific status of positivism and qualitative methodology. International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Warsaw, Poland, July, 2000.
Qualitative Methodology for Ethno-psychology. Mexican Congress of Social Psychology. Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 25-27, 2000.
Seminar at Academica Sinica, Taiwan, on Cultural Psychology, Dec. 4-14, 2000.
The Past, Present, and Future of Activity Theory. Hominis conference, Havana Cuba, Nov. 1-7, 1999
Chair of Symposium, Interpretive Methods in Cross-Cultural Psychological Research. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bellingham, Washington, August 1998.
Objectivity and Interpretive Methods in Cross-Cultural Psychological Research. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bellingham, Washington, August 1998.
Three Approaches to Cultural Psychology: A Synthesis. International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Berlin. German, April 1997.
Qualitative Methodology and Cross-Cultural Psychology. International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Pamplona, Spain, July 1994.
Vygotsky’s Contribution to Cognitive Psychology, Seminar at the Institute for Psychological Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, Feb. 1993.
Qualitative Methodology and Positivistic Methodology. International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Paris, May 1993.
The Functional Autonomy of Psychology from Biology, International Congress of Psychology, Brussels, 1992.
The Importance of Qualitative Methodology for Cross-Cultural Psychology, International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Belgium, 1992.
The Importance of Qualitative Research Methodology for Cultural Psychology, American Psychological Association, August 1991.
Vygotsky’s Conception of Consciousness & Its Implications for Psychological Change, Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Costa Rica, 1991.
Contributions of Sociohistorical Psychology and Phenomenology to Research Methodology, International Society for Theoretical Psychology, 1991.
A Dialectical Interpretation of the Relation between Social Conditions and Consciousness, American Psychological Association, Aug. 1990.
Cognitive Universals from the Perspective of a Cultural Relativist, American Anthropological Association, Nov. 1989.
Chair of Symposium: Reconstructing Psychology’s Conception of the Individual, Western Psychological Association, April 1988
A Lesson from the Natives on Reconstructing Psychology’s Conception of the Individual, Western Psychological Association, April 1988.
Vygotsky’s Conception of Consciousness as an Alternative to Nativism and Empiricism, International Society for the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 1988.
The Relation of Biology to Psychology, International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Canada, May 1987.
Vygotsky’s Sociogenetic Psychology as a Theoretical System, American Psychological Association, New York, September 1987.
Psychology and Psychiatry in China, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Colloquium, Bangkok, Thailand, 1/2/86.
Chair and Moderator on Symposium, Implications of Individualism for Social Science and Social Policy, Western Social Science Association, April 1986.
Chair and Moderator of Symposium, Perspectives on Social Psychology: Theory, Methods, History, and Alternatives, Western Social Science Association, 1985.
Counseling and Family Problems, Chinese Psychological Counseling Association, Peking, China, 12/25/85.
How Psychologists Study Culture, Institute for South East Asian Culture, Bangkok, Thailand, 1/2/85.
Toward a Social Model of Social Psychology, Western Social Science Association, 4/84.
Can Social Science be Scientific? American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, 6/84.
Errors in Social Psychology Research: How to Avoid Them, Chinese Psychology Society, Peking, Dec. 4, 1984.The Present Situation of American Social Psychology, Guangdong Social Psychology Society, 3/26/83.
Social Psychology and Social Development, Shanghai Psychological Society, 3/24/82.
Social Psychology and Social Development: The Case of China, International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 7/82, Scotland.
The Family as Mirror of Society, American Psychological Association, 8/81.
Psychology and Social Development, Chinese Psychological Society, 12/81, Peking.
Do Studies on Identical Twins Prove that Schizophrenia is Inherited, Western Psychological Association, 5/80.
Psychology in the People’s Republic of China, American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 5/80.
Approaches to Social Science, Pacific Sociological Association, 3/76.
Dialectics and Social Psychology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 12/71, Philadelphia.