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
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.