28 mai 2019

Institute for Medical Humanities

Durham, United Kingdom

Phenomenology Four Ways: An International Workshop

“Phenomenology Four Ways” brings into dialogue six eminent researchers at the forefront of phenomenological psychopathology, microphenomenology, Descriptive Experience Sampling, and Latina Feminist phenomenology. Through pre-circulated readings and high-level presentations on methodology, the workshop will be an opportunity for robust facilitated discussion about the use of phenomenology, what it affords, achieves, does and perhaps does not or cannot do.

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22 March 2019

The British Psychological Society

Applying Phenomenology in Experiential Research

This workshop will address different ways of applying phenomenology in experiential research. We are fortunate to have leading experts in the field speaking at this event.

The workshop is aimed at postgraduates, researchers and psychological practitioners with an interest in experiential/phenomenological research methods.

This workshop content is suitable for those working in the field, wanting to expand their understanding and those new to phenomenological methods.

 

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

30 Tabernacle Street

London

 

Speaker list:

  • Professor Jim Morley

    Ramapo College of New Jersey, New York. Descriptive Phenomenological Method

  • Professor Claire Petitmengin

    Archives Husserl, École normale supérieure, Paris. Micro-phenomenology

  • Dr Virginia Eatough

    Birkbeck, University of London. Hermeneutic phenomenology and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

 

 

19-20 March 2019

Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus, Denmark

PlayTrack Bootcamp on Mixed Methods approaches to subjective experience

Towards mixed methods in the exploration of subjective experience

Scholarly inquiry into subjective experience and how it shapes our ongoing actions remains one of the most important and contested aspects of social scientific inquiry. Terms from philosophy and psychology, from early in the last century, such as phenomenology and introspection were starting points for these inquiries that continue through today. In this workshop, we will reaffirm the importance of the study of subjective experience and examine contemporary approaches to this topic.

A rough dividing line can be drawn between contemporary approaches that look at subjective experience by asking the subject to provide this information through reporting on ‘internal’ experience and those that derive it by looking at its display in ‘external’ behaviour and interaction. The internal approach include very different methods starting from think aloud interview methods, with origins in information processing psychology, to Micro-Phenomenology, a methodology explicitly developed to study subjective experience that seeks to be both true to founding principles of philosophical phenomenology and to address critiques about introspection-like methods. The external approach shows a similar variety around the leading method of interaction analysis, rooted in conversation analysis and ethnomethodology, traditions that themselves have roots in what came to be called social phenomenology, initiated most substantively by Schutz.  Lastly, there are methods that use physiological measures to make inferences about subjective experience, which we refer to as physiological approaches.

In this workshop, we will explore a range of methods belonging to one of the three approaches and consider affordances and challenges of each of them. The main goal however will be to look for opportunities to synthesise these approaches toward new insights and approaches to studying subjective experience.  

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21-22 janvier 2016

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago du Chili

Instituta de Sistemos Complejos de Valparaiso

International seminar "Neurophenomenology: Building a science of experience"

 

The aim of this seminar is to reflect and discuss, from different approaches and disciplines, the current state, problematic and possibilities of Neurophenomenology. More particularly, this seminar is an invitation a) to revisit the original intention of the Neurophenomenological research program, and to assess how much its development has been satisfied; b) to revise the current practical and epistemological problems of carrying out the integration of an experiential and a naturalistic approach; c) to share methodological solutions to carry such integration forward.

26-27 octobre 2015

Universités Paris-Sorbonne et Panthéon-Sorbonne

Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris

Conférence "Subjective data and science of consciousness - How can subjective data inform a science of consciousness?"

 

The recent growth of neuroimaging techniques raises quite a few philosophical and methodological issues: how should we interpret the neuronal data which underlie our conscious processes? Reviving the metaphysical question of the relationship between the body and the mind, these advances also bring forward an epistemological discussion: how can we relate - in practice - the informations that a subject gives us (through verbal reports) to the behavioral data and physiological measures which are part of the scientist’s toolbox for a study of consciousness? This event aims at gathering philosophers of science as well as neuroscientists and experimental psychologists, but also qualitative researchers in order to reach together a better understanding of the relationships that those different types of data entertain. We think that such an interdisciplinary dialogue will enable us to move forward on the fascinating - yet winding - road of the empirical study of consciousness.

 

Comment les données subjectives peuvent-elles contribuer à une science de la conscience ?

L’essor récent des outils de neuroimagerie donne lieu à un certain nombre d’interrogations philosophiques et méthodologiques : comment interpréter les données cérébrales qui sous-tendent nos processus conscients ? Réactualisant la question métaphysique de la relation du corps et de l’esprit, ces avancées appellent également un questionnement épistémologique : comment relier en pratique les informations qu’un sujet fournit (à travers des rapports verbaux) aux données comportementales ainsi qu’aux mesures physiologiques qui constituent aujourd’hui l’arsenal du scientifique s’intéressant à l’étude de la conscience ? Cet événement vise à rassembler à la fois des philosophes des sciences, des neuroscientifiques et psychologues expérimentaux, ainsi que des spécialistes du recueil de données qualitatives afin d’aboutir ensemble à une meilleure compréhension des liens qu’entretiennent ces différents types de données. Nous pensons que le dialogue interdisciplinaire ainsi engagé nous permettra d’avancer sur la voie passionnante, mais parfois sinueuse, d’une étude empirique de la conscience.