Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section
The Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section was formed in 1997 as the first network of a nationally representative body of professional psychologists devoted to the study of Consciousness in the modern era.
Consciousness was the original focus of psychological research and is once more a central topic of inquiry.
The primary purpose of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section is to advance our understanding of consciousness, to bring scientific research on consciousness closer to other traditions of inquiry into the nature of mind and to explore how this research can be used to improve the quality of life.
Our main areas of interest include:
- Consciousness studies
- Phenomenological psychology
- Psychology of well-being
- Cultural and ecological perspectives
We post details of events and activities on this webpage, on our CEP Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the main BPS events list.
For further information you can also email us at [email protected]
- Behavioral & Brain Sciences
- Consciousness and Cognition
- David Chalmers
- Frontiers In Psychology: Consciousness Research
- Journal of Consciousness Studies
- Journal Psyche
- Neuroscience of Consciousness
- Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
- Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Baars, B., Banks, William P., Newman, James B. [Eds.] (2003), Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Bayne, T. (2010), The Unity of Consciousness, New York: Oxford University Press
Bayne, T., Cleeremans, A. & Wilken, P. [Eds.] (2009), The Oxford Companion to Consciousness, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Blackmore, S., Troscianko, E. (2018), Consciousness: An Introduction, Third Edition, London: Routledge
Cardeña, E., Lynn, S. J., Krippner, S. [Eds.] (2014), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Second Edition, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Cardeña, E., Winkelman, M. [Eds.] (2011), Altering Consciousness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger
Chalmers, D.J. (1996), Towards a Theory of Consciousness, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Flanagan, O.J., Block, N., & Guzeldere, G. [Eds.] (1997), The Nature of Consciousness, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Frith, C. (2007), Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates our Mental World, Oxford: Blackwell
Gigerenzer, G., (2007), Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, New York: Viking Penguin
Gray, J. (2004), Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Greenfield, S. (1995), Journey to the Centre of the Mind, Hampshire: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Hassin, R. R., Uleman, J. S., & Bargh, J. A. [Eds.] (2005), The New Unconscious, New York: Oxford University Press
Henry, J. [Ed.] (2006), Parapsychology: Research into Exceptional Experiences. New York: Routledge
Hurlburt, R.T. and Schwitzgebel, E., (2007), Describing Inner Experience? Proponent Meets Skeptic, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Hurley, S.L. (1998), Consciousness in Action, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
Hunt, H.T. (1995), On The Nature of Consciousness, New Haven: Yale University Press
Lycan, W. (1996), Consciousness and Experience, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Paglieri, F. [Ed.] (2012), Consciousness in Interaction: The role of the natural and social context in shaping consciousness, Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Pickering, J. [Ed.] (1997), The Authority of Experience: Essays on Buddhism and Psychology, Curzon Studies in Ancient Philosophy, London: Routledge/Curzon
Pockett, S., Banks, W. & Gallagher, S. [Eds.] (2006), Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Saunders, G. (2014), Acts of Consciousness: A Social Psychology Standpoint, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Schneider, S. & Velmans, M. [Eds.] (2017), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness Second Edition, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
Schwitzgebel, E. (2011), Perplexities of Consciousness, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Shanahan, M., (2010), Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Shusterman, R. (2012), Thinking through the Body, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Smith, Q. & Jokic, A. [Eds.] (2003), Oxford: Clarendon Press
Thompson, E. (2007), Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, Cambridge: Belknap Press
Tye, M. (1995), Ten Problems of Consciousness: A Representational Theory of the Phenomenal Mind, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Tye, M. (2009), Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Velmans, M. (2009), Understanding Consciousness, Second Edition, London: Routledge/Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis
Velmans, M. (2017), Towards a Deeper Understanding of Consciousness: Selected works of Max Velmans, World Library of Psychologists Series. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Velmans, M. [Ed.] (2018), Consciousness (Critical Concepts in Psychology) Major Works Series (4 Volumes), London: Routledge
Wilson, T.D., (2002), Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adapative Unconscious, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press
Weiskrantz, L. & Davies, M. [Eds.] (2008), Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Zelazo, P.D., Moscovitch, M., & Thompson, E. [Eds.] (2007), The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Zeman, A. (2003), Consciousness: A User's Guide, Adam Zeman, New Haven: Yale University Press
Consciousness and Experiential Psychology
Consciousness and Experiential Psychology is circulated to members of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section.
Chair: Jane Henry ([email protected])
Honorary Treasurer: John Pegler
Honorary Secretary: Vacant
- John Martin
- Mitzi MacGregor
Consciousness and Experiential Newsletter Editor: Jane Henry
Social Media and Communications: Vacant
Web Officer: Vacant
Postgraduate Representative: Joshua Bolam
PsyPAG Representative: Vacant
Representative of Young Scholars: Lea Martinon
Social Media Representative: Ros Bell
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Membership of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.
If you are not already a BPS member, you can join the Section at the same time as applying for membership of the society.
Benefits of belonging
- Annual conference, study days and other events
- Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Newsletter
- Interdisciplinary dialogue
- Network of academics, practitioners, students and others with similar interests
- Reduced registration fees for CEP conferences and events
- Updates about developments in the field
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The Consciousness and Experiential Section relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Section is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers.
Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or students members, and together form an open and inclusive community.