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John Greenwood
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: D.Phil. Oxford

Research Interests

  • History and Philosophy of Social and Psychological Science
  • History and Philosophy of Psychopathology
  • Moral Psychology

Courses Recently Taught
  • Philosophy of Psychopathology (Spring 2019)
  • Philosophy of Social Science (Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2011) 
  • History of Psychology (most semesters) 
  • Personal Identity (Fall 2015, Fall 2012)
  • Moral Psychology (Fall, 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011)

Representative Publications

Books:

  • A Conceptual History of Psychology: Exploring the Tangled Web. (2nd Ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2015). 
  • The Disappearance of the Social in American Social Psychology. (Cambridge University Press, 2004.)

Articles:

  • 2019:   Social cognition, social neuroscience and evolutionary social psychology: What’s missing? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 49, 1-18.                                               
  • 2017:   Solitary social belief. Synthese, 194, 2077-2099.
  • 2016:   All the way up or all the way down?: Some historical reflections on theories of psychological continuity. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130, 205-214.                          
  • 2014:   The social in social psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 8/7, 3313.   
  • 2011:   On the social dimensions of moral psychology. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 41, 331-364.
  • 2010:   Bells, whistles and cogs in machines: Thomas Huxley and epiphenomenalism. Journal for the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 46, 276-299.      
  • 2007:   Unnatural epistemology. Mind and Language, 22, 132-149. 
  • 2004:   What happened to the 'social’ in social psychology? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 34,19-34.
  • 2003:   Wundt, V√∂lkerpsychologie, and experimental social psychology. History of Psychology, 6, 70-88.
  • 2003:   Social facts, social groups and social explanation. Nous, 37, 93-112.
  • 1999:   Understanding the 'cognitive revolution' in psychology. Journal for the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 35, 1-22.
  • 1999:   Simulation, theory-theory, and cognitive penetration: no 'instance of the fingerpost'. Mind & Language, 14, 32-56.
  • 1996:   Freud's 'tally' argument, placebo control treatments, and the evaluation of psychotherapy. Philosophy of Science, 63, 605-621. 
  • 1990:   Two dogmas of neo-empiricism: The theory-informity of observations and the Quine-Duhem thesis. Philosophy of Science, 57, 553-574.

Fiction

  • Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol. 1) Leicester, UK: Monsoon Books
  • Chasing the Dragon (Singapore Saga, Vol. 2) Leicester, UK: Monsoon Books