Forum and focus: A personal view of European Social Psychology
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 3–15, January/March 1986
How to Cite
Jaspars, J. (1986), Forum and focus: A personal view of European Social Psychology. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 16: 3–15. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420160105
Reprints obtainable from Ann McKardry at above address.
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 1984
The article presents a personal history of European social psychology as advanced by the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology during the last twenty years. It is argued that this association did indeed create a new forum for European social psychologists through organizing summerschools, general meetings, workshops, east—west conferences and through the foundation of a scientific journal and a series of monographs. The Association may also have promoted a different perspective in social psychological research by emphasizing more the collective nature of social behaviour rather than interpersonal processes and by favouring substance over method.