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Ken Gergen

Ken Gergen

Kenneth Gergen has research interests in narratives of the self; processes of social construction; psychological discourse, theory formation and evaluation; relational theory, rhetoric of inquiry; and culture critique.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Close Relationships
  • Communication, Language
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Sociology, Social Networks


Courses Taught:

  • Concepts of the Person
  • Identity and Community
  • Personality Theory and Interpretation
  • Reading Culture
  • Self and Other
  • Technology, Self, and Sociey
  • The Self Theory, Ideology and Practice

Ken Gergen
Department of Psychology
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
United States

  • Phone: (610) 328-8434
  • Fax: (610) 328-7814

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