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Since 1996

Welcome to our website for the Society for Constructivism in the Human Sciences.

We are an international non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and communicating developments in theory, research, and practices in constructivism.

The unifying themes of our society express a view of human beings as "actively complex, socially-embedded, and dynamically developmental self-organizing systems." Among its emphases are the human need for meaning and the centrality of meaning change in personal and collective development.

There is also an appreciation of the integral interweaving of processes of embodiment, emotions, symbolic cognition, intersubjectivity, and practical action.

Michael. J Mahoney

 

News

  • The latest and last journal (Vol.12, issue 1+2) was published in April 2008. 
 

Honored Contributors

Walter Truett Anderson, Albert Bandura, Jerome S. Bruner, James F. T. Bugental, Donald H. Ford, Viktor E. Frankl, Vittorio F. Guidano, Pete A. Y. Gunter, Hermann Haken, Yutaka Haruki, Humberto R. Maturana, Joseph F. Rychlak, Francisco J. Varela, Heinz von Foerster, Ernst von Glasersfeld, and Walter B. Weimer.


Key Words

constructivism, constructivist, social constructionism, constructionist, constructive, meaning, narrative, story, postmodern, postmodernism, relation, self, identity, reality, self-organization, epistemology, phenomenology, intersubjectivity, culture, cultural, history, introduction, distinction, difference, comparison, psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, autopoiesis, language, linguistic, system, psychotherapy, counseling, education, semantics, pragmatics, etc. 
 

Key Persons

Giambattista Vico, Immanuel Kant, Hans Vaihinger, William James, John Dewey, George Kelly, Alfred Adler, Jean Piaget, Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann,  Jerome S. Bruner, Humberto R. Maturana, Joseph F. Rychlak, Francisco J. Varela, Heinz von Foerster, Ernst von Glasersfeld, Michael J. Mahoney, Kenneth J. Gergen, etc.