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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2019-2021 Faculty and Administration Biographies Louis A. Sass  

Louis A. Sass

Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

Louis Sass has strong interdisciplinary interests at the intersection of clinical psychology with philosophy, literature, and cultural studies. His publications include phenomenological investigations of schizophrenia and of modernist and postmodernist art and literature; articles on notions of truth, interpretation, and the self; and critical analyses of psychoanalytic theory. He is the author of Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought (revised edition, 2017) and The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind. He also coedited Hermeneutics and Psychological Theory.

Dr. Sass has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, and was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Program (to Mexico). In 2010 he received the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation for his scholarly and transformative contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge. He has been a visiting professor at various universities, including the Universities of Chicago, Paris, Durham (UK), Michoacan (Mexico), and Colombia (Bogota).

Dr. Sass is a long-term fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and a research faculty member at the Institute for the History of Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is also associated, at Rutgers, with the Center for Cognitive Science and the program in comparative literature. Dr. Sass has served as president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association: psychology and the arts, and theoretical and philosophical psychology.

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