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Professor Paul Stenner

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Professional biography

I have held a Chair in Social Psychology at The Open University (OU) since September 2011. Prior to that I was Professor of Psychosocial Studies in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton. I have also held lectureships and senior lectureships in Psychology at University College London, The University of Bath and The University of East London. I like to collaborate with colleagues nationally and internationally in various ways. I was a core member of the Beryl Curt Collective and am on the Steering Group of the UK Psychosocial Studies Network. As a lifelong Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, I spent a year (2002-2003) in the Department of Law (Institut für Arbeits-, Wirtschafts- und Zivilrecht) at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, working on emotional dimensions of human rights. I have held, or currently hold, honourary positions at the Department of Social and Biological Communication at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the University of Brighton, the University of Bath and University College London, and I have recently taught courses at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico.

At the OU I direct the Culture and Social Psychology Research Group  (CUSP).

Research interests

I have contributed to the development of a critical and reflexive approach to social psychology that takes process and relationality as keynotes at that is known as a transdisciplinary psychosocial approach.

The word 'transdisciplinary' here indicates an effort to move across, between and beyond disciplines whilst maintaining an integrative focus on the problem of experience. I think it is important that psychological processes (e.g. emotional experiences, memories, styles of thinking, subjective senses of identity) be understood as embodied processes that unfold in concrete historical and cultural contexts, and usually as part of networks of social communication. This makes history, anthropology, biology and so forth relevant, but in a way that emphasizes the experiential dimensions of their various subject matters. Transdisciplinarity does not deny the relevance of disciplines, but is about attending to the disciplinary borderlines, interfaces and other liminal spaces in which change and development occur.

The word 'psychosocial' marks a difference from the standard U.S. and European approach to social psychology. This standard approach is a disciplinary form of social technology that involves approaching problems of social influence, social perception, and social cognition as if they were describable and explainable as a causally related collection of discrete factors and variables. From a critical perspective, this standard approach can itself be seen as a rather unusual way of thinking, communicating and acting: a peculiar psychosocial form of life that is only understandable once we locate it in its various historical and cultural contexts. In other words, it should be part of the subject matter of a 'second order' social psychology (psychosocial studies) which affirms that a) all social issues and problems have psychological dimensions but that b) these dimensions need always to be addressed in relation to the historical, cultural and institutional circumstances of a social and material milieu. In this way we can begin to see how, particularly in modern neo-liberal societies, psychological knowledge and expertise has taken on a social life of its own, influencing the ways in which people make sense of their own subjectivity and relationships, and doing so in a way that can contribute directly to contemporary forms of governance and social regulation.

The bulk of my own contributions to this approach can be classified into three interdependent strands: empirical, theoretical and methodological.

Empirical research

Long ago in my doctoral research, the main empirical challenge I set myself was to identify the social intelligibility structures that variously pattern the understanding of jealousy and shape its experience. My continuing empirical concern with the emotional aspects of experience and communication is reflected in a series of articles on affectivity, love, and on the relationship between human rights and emotions. The rights and emotions focus continued a series of empirical studies on the ethical and aspirational aspects of subjectivity associated with contested concepts like authenticity, sincerity, maturity and independence. In each of these studies I was concerned with the ways in which experiences are negotiated and articulated in the context of historically occasioned modes of communication, often intricately associated with forms of governance. My recent studies of Human Rights, Quality of Life and Activity (as in 'active ageing') respond to the fact that, for better or for worse, these have become associated with globally dominant discourses and techniques of governance in recent years, and to the fact that the subjective dimension is key to their operation. In a series of studies exploring health issues ranging from IBS to sexual health and addiction, I have also made empirical contributions to an innovative experience-oriented critical health psychology. In collaboration with various others, I have recently received:

  • An AHRC Landscape and Environment Programme grant for a project entitled 'Writing the landscape of everyday life: lay narratives of the home garden' (with A. Church [PI] and M. Bhatti, awarded 2006)
  • A Joint Research Councils New Dynamics of Aging grant for a project entitled 'Psychometric testing of the multidimensional questionnaire and the causal model of quality of life under-pinning it' (with A. Bowling [PI], D. Banister, K. Sproston and H. Titherige, awarded 2007).
  • A Research for Patient Benefit Programme grant from the National Institute for Health Research (with Carol McCrum, Sussex Health Care Trust, and Ann Moore and Vinette Cross, University of Brighton). An exploration of self-care in chronic low-back disorder from the perspective of practitioners and patients: a Q methodological study (awarded 2011).
Theoretical research

The critique and reformulation of social psychology has demanded quite extensive engagement with social theory and philosophy. The theoretical framework I developed in the context of my PhD thesis drew heavily upon post-structuralism, hermeneutics and ordinary language philosophy. This framework was collaboratively elaborated in the books 'Textuality and Tectonics' and 'Social Psychology: a critical agenda'. Since that time my theoretical publications have concentrated on the process thinking of figures like Whitehead, James, Heidegger, Langer, Foucault, Deleuze, Stengers, Serres, Girard, and Luhmann. The process orientation I adopt stresses the relevance of history and future oriented creativity to social psychology, and also the multiplicity of perspectives in a shifting environment of power dynamics. A book with Professor Steve Brown assembles some of these theoretical resources into the form of a Psychology without Foundations (Sage, 2009). My theoretical development was greatly enriched thanks to funding from a Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Fellowship (awarded in 2002) and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship. My most recent theoretical book is called Liminality and Experience: A transdisciplinary approach to the psychosocial (Palgrave, 2017).

Methodological research

The task of developing a psychology in dialogue with the social sciences raises methodological issues, and I have devoted research energies to interpretive methods and forms of pattern analysis. In my PhD I invented a type of discursive analysis involving the decomposition of a given text into coherent themes reflecting dynamics of subject positioning as these unfold in social processes. Thematic Decomposition has since been taken up and used in fields such as health psychology, feminist psychology, the study of relationships, and sexuality studies. I have also written extensively on the use of Q methodology to identify (using an 'inverted' form of factor analysis) the range of discursive positions that can be adopted on a given issue, and to explore, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the structure and function of those accounts. My efforts to frame Q as a critical 'qualiquantological' mixed method grounded in process thinking have been quite influential amongst the growing Q methodology community.


A 2017 Special Issue of the journal Theory and Psychology introduces the concept of a liminal hotspot introduced by Monica Greco, Johanna Motzkau and I. The volume contains a number of applications to real-life topics varying from cyberbullying in schools, the management of drug problems, and medical practice around so-called MUS (medically unexplained symptoms). A current application deals with the politics of Brexit. Contemporary professional and lay practice across a range of domains such as these struggles with the need to handle multiple rationalities informed by various disciplinary logics and forms of evidence, and to coordinate these in an ongoing pursuit of 'best practice'. The practical difficulty in handling and translating the often contradictory forms of evidence generated by such distinct empistemological realms is particularly compounded during circumstances in which specialist rationalities reach their limit.

When dealing with MUS, for instance, authoritative health knowledge reaches its limit and falters, and when dealing with child witnesses, the legal presupposition of an autonomously rational subject can run up against its limit. If specialist knowledge provides professionals with a procedural rationality ('know how') that supplies a pratical orientation for professionals and clients alike, then such limits constitute points of practical impasse or paralysis.

Under such circumstances, attributions of a psychological nature typically come to characterise, either explicitly or implicitly, the forms of communication at play in practice. The spectre of the 'suggestibility' of child-witnesses, for instance, echoes the medical concern with the 'psychogenic' causation of symptoms and the 'placebo' effects of treatments. But due to the necessarily liminal nature of the practice situation at play, such attributions are essentially contestable, unstable and usually controversial if not conflictual (their characteristic feature is subjectivity). Our programme of research thus focuses on fields of practice characterised by stalemates (paralysis) and controversy (polarisation) associated with certain distinctively contemporary forms of liminality that are haunted by 'subjectivity'. We adapt the anthropological concept of liminality to include contemporary situations characterised by 'gaps' in structures of practice: gaps, paradoxes and voids in (or during) which the procedural rationalities of the social structure falter and are held in suspense. Such gaps, however, are also implicated in creative pattern shifts during which new modes of practice and knowledge are invented and put to work. Our approach to concrete practice situations thus entails a focus upon the destructive /productive activity of gaps, paradoxes and voids as these are implicated in the undoing of existing structural arrangements, and in the genesis of novel structure.

PhD supervision

I have supervised 10 PhD students to succesful completion and have examined over 30.I am willing to consider taking on new PhD students working critically within psychology related fields (critical psychology, discursive psychology, psychosocial studies), and am particularly interested in empirical (typically, but not exclusively, qualitative) applications of process perspectives. Domains of particular interest to me are: affectivity and the emotions; genealogies of subjectivity; liminal experiences; health related issues (particularly 'contested' or unexplained illnesses).

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.

Teaching interests

Module Team Member of  Advancing Social Psychology (DD317).

Impact and engagement

An accessible introduction to my work was presented in the form of an interview with the Editor of The Psychology: Stenner, P and Sutton, J. (2018) ‘This incitement to “become different” can be both thrilling and terrifying’: Psychologist Editor Jon Sutton meets social psychologist Professor Paul Stenner. The Psychologist  31, March 2018: 50-53.

Nominated academic (NA) on the BBC4/OU documentary Freud: Genius of the Modern World (BBC4 June 2016). 

Expert appearence on the South Bank Show (2006) and on Radio 4 'Emotional rollercoaster'.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CCIG: Psycho-Social ProgrammeProgrammeFaculty of Social Sciences
Centre for Citizenship, Identifies and Governance (CCIG)CentreFaculty of Social Sciences
Social Psychology Research GroupGroupFaculty of Social Sciences


Externally funded projects

Narratives of ADHD: A qualitative study of women’s narrative accounts of living with ADHD
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01 Apr 201531 Mar 2016BRITAC British Academy

Taking a qualitative, discursive approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder we focus on the narratives of women in the UK who have either a formal, or self defined, diagnosis of ADHD. Understandings and patterns of diagnosis of ADHD can be seen to be gendered, with the assumption that it affects boys and men. The study will contribute to knowledge on the lives of girls and women with ADHD, examining women’s retrospective accounts to make sense of their transition through childhood to become adults with ADHD. The project is an exploratory study to collect a new, small corpus of qualitative data on women with ADHD and to identify issues to be explored in a future larger scale research project. The project aims to carry out a discursive analysis of women’s narratives to: • Investigate the identity work of women in relation to their experiences of living with ADHD • Explore (possible) differences in the way women assumed an ADHD identity in either childhood or adulthood; in order to examine how ADHD impacted upon their childhood and the role of diagnosis in childhood, later in adulthood or self-identification • Explore how women account retrospectively for ADHD in their childhood and how they construe their transitions to adulthood This will be of interest to qualitative researchers in ADHD, gender and disability studies and practitioners in health, social care and education.


How the welfare state tries to protect itself against the law: Luhmann and new forms of social immune mechanism (2023)
Åkerstrøm Andersen, Niels and Stenner, Paul
Law and Critique ([Early Access])

Revisioning psychology and deglobalisation: The case of Brexit (2023)
Stenner, Paul and Andreouli, Eleni
Theory & Psychology, 33(2) (pp. 209-226)

A Theoretically Informed Critical Review of Research Applying the Concept of Liminality to Understand Experiences with Cancer: Implications for a New Oncological Agenda in Health Psychology (2023)
Stenner, Paul and De Luca Picione, Raffaele
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, Article 5982(11)

‘Trust me, i´m an illusionist.’ a critical response to Keith Frankish’s illusionism and its place in contemporary philosophy of mind (2022-08)
Stenner, Paul
Human Affairs, 32, Article 3(3) (pp. 311-320)

Four clarifications on the soft problem of ‘Qualia as illusions’ (2022-08)
Stenner, Paul
Human Affairs, 32(3) (pp. 328-333)

Prioritising climate change actions post COVID-19 amongst university students; a Q methodology perspective in the United Arab Emirates (2022-01-06)
Takshe, Aseel A.; Lovett, Jon C.; Stenner, Paul; Contu, Davide and Weber, Noelia
International Journal of Global Warming, 26(1) (pp. 120-139)

A “transmission gap” between research and practice? A Q-methodology study of perceptions of the application of attachment theory among clinicians working with children and among attachment researchers (2022)
Beckwith, Helen; van Ijzendoorn, Marinus; Freeston, Mark; Woolgar, Matt; Stenner, Paul and Duschinksy, Robbie
Attachment & Human Development, 24(6) (pp. 661-689)

The Illness of Narrative: Reframing the Question of Limits (2021-08-03)
Greco, Monica and Stenner, Paul
On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture(11)

Producing and managing continuous change in an educational context: Liminal affective technologies and leadership (2021-06)
Bjergkilde, Dorethe and Stenner, Paul
Subjectivity, 14(1) (pp. 53-72)

Vygotsky's Tragedy: Hamlet and the Psychology of Art (2021)
Zittoun, Tania and Stenner, Paul
Review of General Psychology, 25(3) (pp. 223-238)

Machines for the Making of Gods? Henri Bergson and the Psychology of Fabulation (2021)
Stenner, Paul
International Review of Theoretical Psychologies, 1(1) (pp. 125-141)

The emotional organization and the problem of authenticity: The romantic, the pedagogic, the therapeutic and the ludic as liminal media of transition (2020-05)
Stenner, Paul and Åkerstrøm Andersen, Niels
Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 37(3) (pp. 450-466)

Social Immune Mechanisms: Luhmann and Potentialization Technologies (2020)
Andersen, Niels Åkerstrøm and Stenner, Paul
Theory, Culture & Society, 37(2) (pp. 79-103)

On taking a leap of faith: Art, imagination and liminal experiences (2020)
Stenner, Paul and Zittoun, Tania
Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 40(4) (pp. 240-263)

Adult women and ADHD: on the temporal dimensions of ADHD identities (2019-06-03)
Stenner, Paul; O'Dell, Lindsay and Davies, Alison
Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 49(2) (pp. 179-197)

Brexit and emergent politics: in search of a social psychology (2019-01)
Andreouli, Eleni; Kaposi, David and Stenner, Paul
Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 29(1) (pp. 6-17)

Brexit and emergent politics: Introduction to the special issue (2019-01)
Andreouli, Eleni; Kaposi, David and Stenner, Paul
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 29(1) (pp. 3-5)

On The Magic Mountain: The novel as liminal affective technology (2018)
Stenner, Paul and Greco, Monica
International Political Anthropology, 11(1)

The Risky Truth of Fabulation: Deleuze, Bergson and Durkheim on the becomings of religion and art (2018)
Stenner, Paul
Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 14 (pp. 169-192)

Suspended liminality: Vacillating affects in cyberbullying/research (2017-04-01)
Kofoed, Jette and Stenner, Paul
Theory and Psychology, 27(2) (pp. 167-182)

Introduction to the Special Issue on Liminal Hotspots (2017-04)
Stenner, Paul; Greco, Monica and Motzkau, Johanna
Theory and Psychology, 27(2) (pp. 141-146)

From paradox to pattern shift: Conceptualising liminal hotspots and their affective dynamics (2017-04)
Greco, Monica and Stenner, Paul
Theory and Psychology, 27(2) (pp. 147-166)

“It Sounds Like a Drama:” Hearing Stories of Chronic Low Back Pain Through Poetic (Re)presentation (2016-11-30)
Cross, Vinette; McGowan, Janet; McCrum, Carol; Defever, Emmanuel; Stenner, Paul; Lloyd, Phil; Poole, Robert and Moore, Ann P
Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, 30 (pp. 1-9)

On standards and values: Between finite actuality and infinite possibility (2016-04-01)
Stenner, Paul
Theory & Psychology, 26(2) (pp. 144-162)

Self-management of chronic low back pain: Four viewpoints from patients and healthcare providers (2015-11-25)
Stenner, Paul; Cross, Vinnette; McCrum, Carol; McGowan, Janet; Defever, Emmanuel; Lloyd, Phil; Poole, Robert and Moore, Ann P.
Health Psychology Open, 2(2) (pp. 1-11)

Exploring cognitive factors in pain persistence behavior: some methodological and theoretical considerations — a commentary on a study by Andrews et al. (2015-07)
Hasenbring, Monika and Stenner, Paul
Pain, 156(7) (pp. 1178-1179)

Foucault, sustainable tourism, and relationships with the environment (human and nonhuman) (2015-04)
Hanna, Paul; Johnson, Katherine; Stenner, Paul and Adams, Matt
GeoJournal, 80(2) (pp. 301-314)

Psychosocial: qu'est-ce que c'est? (2014-11)
Stenner, Paul
Journal of Psycho-Social Studies, 8(1) (pp. 205-216)

Definitions of love in a sample of British women: An empirical study using Q methodology (2014-09)
Watts, Simon and Stenner, Paul
British Journal of Social Psychology, 53(3) (pp. 557-572)

Liminality and affectivity: the case of deceased organ donation (2013-09)
Stenner, Paul and Moreno, Eduardo
Subjectivity, 6, Article SUB2012-PSYCHOSOC-0013OAR(3) (pp. 229-253)

Affectivity (2013-06)
Stenner, Paul and Greco, Monica
Informática na Educaçao: Teoria e Prática, 16, Article 1(1) (pp. 49-70)

Happiness and the art of life: diagnosing the psychopolitics of wellbeing (2013)
Greco, M. and Stenner, P.
Health, Culture and Society, 5(1) (pp. 1-19)

Human-landscape relations and the occupation of space: experiencing and expressing domestic gardens (2012)
Stenner, Paul; Church, Andrew and Bhatti, Mark
Environment and Planning A, 44(7) (pp. 1712-1727)

Becoming a subject: a memory work study of the experience of romantic jealousy (2012)
Langdridge, Darren; Barker, Meg; Reavey, Paula and Stenner, Paul
Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13, Article 5(2)

Subjective dimensions of human rights: what do ordinary people understand by ‘human rights’ (2011-10-13)
Stenner, Paul
The International Journal of Human Rights, 15(8) (pp. 1215-1233)

An investigation of constructions of justice and injustice in chronic pain: a Q-methodological approach (2011-09)
McParland, Joanna; Hezseltine, Louisa; Serpell, Michael; Eccleston, Christopher and Stenner, Paul
Journal of Health Psychology, 16(6) (pp. 873-883)

Measuring asthma-specific quality of life in asthma: structured review (2011-04)
Apfelbacher, C. J.; Hankins, M.; Stenner, P.; Frew, A. J. and Smith, H. E.
Allergy, 66(4) (pp. 439-457)

James and Whitehead: Assemblage and Systematization of a Deeply Empiricist Mosaic Philosophy (2011)
Stenner, Paul
European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, 3(1) (pp. 101-130)

Older people and ‘active ageing’: subjective aspects of ageing actively (2011)
Stenner, Paul; McFarquhar, Tara and Bowling, Ann
Journal of Health Psychology, 16(3) (pp. 467-477)

Which measure of quality of life performs best in older age? A comparison of the OPQOL, CASPE-19, WHOQOL-OLD (2011)
Bowling, Ann and Stenner, Paul
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(3) (pp. 273-280)

Going public: landscaping everyday life (2010)
Claremont, Amanda; Church, Andrew; Bhatti, Mark and Stenner, Paul
Cultural Geographies, 17(2) (pp. 277-282)

A Q-methodological study of ‘smoking identities’ amongst UK smokers (2010)
Farrimond, Hannah; Joffe, Helene and Stenner, Paul
Psychology & Health, 25(8) (pp. 979-998)

Q methodology as a constructivist methodology (2009-07)
Stenner, Paul
Operant subjectivity: the international journal of Q methodology, 32(1-3) (pp. 46-69)

On the actualities and possibilities of constructionism: towards deep empiricism (2009-06-19)
Stenner, Paul
Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities and Social Sciences Quarterly, 19(2) (pp. 194-210)

Psychology, religion, and world loyalty (2009)
Stenner, Paul
Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 29(2) (pp. 102-107)

Irritable bowel syndrome in Hungary: how do patients view their illness? (2009)
Dancey, Christine P.; Stenner, Paul; Attree, Elizabeth A.; Coogan, Joy; Kovács, Ágota and Bàrdos, György
Clinical and Experimental Medical Journal, 3(3) (pp. 487-498)

'I love being in the garden': enchanting encounters in everyday life (2009)
Bhatti, Mark; Church, Andrew; Claremont, Amanda and Stenner, Paul
Social & Cultural Geography, 10(1) (pp. 61-76)

Psychosocial welfare: Reflections on an emerging field (2008-11-01)
Stenner, Paul and Taylor, David
Critical Social Policy, 28(4) (pp. 415-437)

A.N. Whitehead and subjectivity (2008)
Stenner, P.
Subjectivity, 22(1) (pp. 90-109)

Non-foundational criticality? On the need for a process ontology of the psychosocial (2007)
Stenner, P.
Outlines: Critical practice studies, 9(2) (pp. 44-55)

Q methodology: the inverted factor technique (2007)
Watts, Simon and Stenner, Paul
Irish Journal of Psychology, 28(1-2) (pp. 63-75)

Constructions of sexual relationships: a study of the views of young people in Catalunia, England and Slovakia and their health implications (2006-09)
Stenner, Paul H. D.; Bianchi, Gabriel; Popper, Miroslav; Supeková, Marianna; Lukšík, Ivan and Pujol, Joan
Journal of Health Psychology, 11(5) (pp. 669-684)

An outline of an autopoietic systems approach to emotion (2005)
Stenner, Paul
Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 12(4) (pp. 8-22)

Putting Psychology in its Place: Critical Historical Perspectives (Fourth Edition) (2022-07-19)
Richards, Graham and Stenner, Paul
ISBN : 9780367546342 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

Liminality and experience: a transdisciplinary approach to the psychosocial (2017)
Stenner, Paul
Studies in the Psychosocial (STIP)
ISBN : ISBN 978-1-137-27210-2 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London

Doing Q Methodological Research: Theory, Method and Interpretation (2012-03)
Watts, Simon and Stenner, Paul
ISBN : 9781849204149 | Publisher : Sage Publications | Published : London

Psychology without Foundations: History, Philosophy and Psychosocial Theory (2009)
Brown, Steve D. and Stenner, Paul
ISBN : 978-0-7619-7227-3 | Publisher : Sage Publications | Published : London

Psychology Without Foundations: History, Philosophy & Psychosocial Theory (2009)
Brown, Steven D. and Stenner, Paul
ISBN : 9780761972266 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London

We have always been postmodern: A new past for a future postmodern psychotherapy (2024)
Stenner, Paul and Nichterlein, Maria
In: Strong, Tom and Smoliak, Olga eds. The Routledge International Handbook of Postmodern Therapies. ((in press))
Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK

Liminality (2024)
Stenner, Paul
In: Darbellay, Frédéric ed. Elgar Encyclopedia of Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity. Elgar Encyclopedias in the Social Sciences (323 -327)
ISBN : I978 1 03531 795 0 | Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd (In Press)

What is Called ‘Process Thought’: A transdisciplinary process ontology for psychosocial studies (2022-07-21)
Stenner, Paul
In: Frosh, Stephen; Vyrgioti, Marita and Walsh, Julie eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Psychosocial Studies (pp. 1-28)
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham.

Common Patterns of Religion and Spirituality: A Contribution to the Discussion on Typologies (2022-07-01)
Nynäs, Peter; Novis-Deutsch, Nurit and Stenner, Paul
In: Nynäs, Peter; Keysar, Ariela; Kontala, Janne; Kwaku Golo, Ben-Willie; Lassander, Mika T.; Shterin, Marat; Sjö, Sofia and Stenner, Paul eds. The Diversity Of Worldviews Among Young Adults: Contemporary (Non)Religiosity And Spirituality Through The Lens Of An International Mixed Method Study (pp. 93-112)
ISBN : 978-3-030-94691-3 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham, Switzerland

Q Methodology and Constructivism: Some Reflections on Sincerity and Authenticity in Honour of Steve Brown (2022-04-15)
Stenner, Paul
In: Rhoads, James C.; Thomas, Dan B. and Ramlo, Susan E. eds. Cultivating Q methodology: Essays honouring Steven R. Brown (pp. 46-68)
ISBN : 978-1-66780-935-9 | Publisher : International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity | Published : USA

The Psychology of Global Crisis Through the Lens of Liminal Experience: Stuck in the Middle with SARS-CoV-2 (2022)
Stenner, Paul
In: Dege, Martin and Strasser, Irene eds. Global Pandemics and Epistemic Crises in Psychology: A Socio-Philosophical Approach. (pp. 72-84)
ISBN : 9780367688936 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon

Family Resemblance in Variations of Contemporary Religiosity and Spirituality: Findings from a Cross-Cultural Study (2022)
Nynäs, Peter; Lassander, Mika; Kontala, Janne; Novis-Deutsch, Nurit; Sjö, Sofia and Stenner, Paul
In: Nynäs, Peter; Keysar, Ariela; Kontala, Janne; Kwaku Golo, Ben-Willie; Lassander, Mika; Shterin, Marat; Sjö, Sofia and Stenner, Paul eds. The Diversity Of Worldviews Among Young Adults: Contemporary (Non)Religiosity And Spirituality Through The Lens Of An International Mixed Method Study (pp. 73-92)
ISBN : 978-3-030-94690-6 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham

Theorising Liminality between Art and Life: The Liminal Sources of Cultural Experience (2021-10)
Stenner, Paul
In: Wagoner, Brady and Zittoun, Tania eds. Experience on the edge: Theorizing Liminality. Theory and history in the human and social sciences (pp. 3-42)
ISBN : 978-3-030-83170-7 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham, Switzerland

Winnicott, Donald (2021-02-01)
Zittoun, Tania and Stenner, Paul
In: Glaveanu, V. P ed. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible,
ISBN : 978-3-319-98390-5 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham

Towards a Psychology Before Idiography (2021)
Stenner, Paul
In: Salvatore, Sergio and Valsiner, Jaan eds. Yearbook of Idiographic Science. Yearbook of Idiographic Science
ISBN : 978-88-6538-039-0 | Publisher : Information Age Publishing (In Press)

A Feast of liminal experiences and expressions (2021)
Stenner, Paul
In: Wagoner, Brady and Zittoun, Tania eds. Experience on the Edge: Theorizing Liminality. Theory and history in the human and social sciences (pp. 173-196)
ISBN : 978-3-030-83170-7 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Switzerland AG

Affectivität, Liminalität and Psychologie ohne Basis (2019-08-01)
Stenner, Paul
In: Straub, Jürgen; Sorensen, Estrid; Chakkarath, Pradeep and Rebane, Gala eds. Kulturpsychologie in interdisziplinärer Perspektive: Hans-Kilian-Vorlesungen zur sozial-und kulturwissenschaftlichen Psychologie und integrativen Anthropologie. Hans-Kilian-Vorlesungen zur sozialund kulturwissenschaftlichen Psychologie und integrativen Anthropologie
ISBN : 978-3-8379-2275-2, 978-3-8379-7489-8 | Publisher : Psychosozial Verlag | Published : Giessen

Q methodology (2019)
Stenner, Paul and Capdevila, Rose
In: Atkinson, P.; Cernat, A.; Delamont, S. and Williams, R. eds. Sage Research Methods Foundations
Publisher : Sage

Bridging the Affect/Emotion Divide: A Critical Overview of the Affective Turn (2018-10-01)
Stenner, Paul
In: Zhang, Lei and Clark, Carlton eds. Affect, Emotion and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Communication (pp. 34-55)
ISBN : 9780815374381 / 9780815374398 / 9781351242370 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

Whitehead and Liminality (2018-07)
Stenner, Paul
In: Stenner, Paul and Weber, Michel eds. Orpheus’ Glance. Selected papers on process psychology: The Fontarèches meetings, 2002–2017 (pp. 213-228)
ISBN : 978-2-930517-54-4 | Publisher : Les Editions Chromatika | Published : Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique

Being in the zone and vital subjectivity: On the liminal sources of sport and art (2017-01-19)
Stenner, Paul
In: Jordan, Tim; McClure, Brigid and Woodward, Kath eds. Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity: Being in the Zone. Innovations in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts (4) (pp. 10-31)
ISBN : 978-1-138-18592-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Liminality: Un-Wohl-Gefühle und der affective turn (2016-01-01)
Stenner, Paul
In: Mixa, Elisabeth; Pritz, Sarah Miriam; Tumeltshammer, Markus and Greco, Monica eds. Un-Wohl-Gefühle Eine Kulturanalyse gegenwärtiger Befindlichkeiten (pp. 45-68)
ISBN : 978-3-8376-2630-8 | Publisher : transcript Verlag | Published : Bielefeld (Germany)

A Transdisciplinary Psychosocial Approach (2015-02-26)
Stenner, Paul
In: Martin, Jack; Sugarman, Jeff and Slaney, Kathleen eds. The Wiley Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology: Methods, Approaches and New Directions for Social Science. (pp. 308-323)
ISBN : 9781118748336 | Publisher : Wiley Blackwell | Published : Chichester

Integrating and integrated experiences: Proust’s art of life and van Gennep’s rites of passage as scenes for ‘integrating experiences’ à la Zittoun and Gillespie. (2015)
Stenner, Paul
In: Wagoner, Brady; Chaudhary, Nandita and Hviid, Pernille eds. Integrating Experiences: Body And Mind Moving Between Contexts. Niels Bohr Professorship Lecture in Cultural Psychology (2)
ISBN : 978-1-68123-008-5 | Publisher : Information Age Publishers | Published : Charlotte, NC

Emotion: Being moved beyond the mainstream (2015)
Stenner, Paul
In: Parker, Ian ed. Handbook of Critical Psychology. Routledge International Handbooks (pp. 43-51)
ISBN : 9781848722187 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Hove

Transdisciplinarity (2014)
Stenner, Paul
In: Teo, Thomas ed. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 1987-1993)
ISBN : 978-1-4614-5582-0 | Publisher : Springer | Published : New York

Human rights between brute fact and articulated aspiration (2013-03)
Stenner, Paul
In: Madsen, Mikael Rask and Verschraegen, Gert eds. Making Human Rights Intelligible: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights. Oñati International Series in Law and Society (1) (pp. 105-125)
ISBN : 9781849463959 | Publisher : Hart Publishing | Published : Oxford

Foundation by exclusion: jealousy and envy (2013)
Stenner, Paul
In: Malkmus, Barhard and Cooper, Ian eds. Dialectic and Paradox: Configurations of the Third in Modernity (pp. 53-80)
ISBN : 978-3-0343-0714-7 | Publisher : Lang | Published : Oxford

Pattern (2012)
Stenner, Paul
In: Lury, Celia and Wakeford, Nina eds. Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social. Culture, Economy and the Social (pp. 136-146)
ISBN : 978-0-415-57481-5 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Psychology in the key of life: deep empiricism and process ontology (2011)
Stenner, Paul
In: Stenner, Paul; Cromby, John; Motzkau, Johanna; Yen, Jeffrey and Haosheng, Yu eds. Theoretical psychology: Global transformations and challenges (pp. 48-58)
ISBN : 978-1-55322-240-8 | Publisher : Captus | Published : Ontario, Canada

Q Methodology (2008)
Stenner, P.; Watts, S. and Worrell, M.
In: Willig, C. and Stainton Rogers, W. eds. The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology (pp. 215-239)
ISBN : 9781412907804 | Publisher : Sage Publications | Published : London

The Diversity Of Worldviews Among Young Adults: Contemporary (Non)Religiosity And Spirituality Through The Lens Of An International Mixed Method Study (2022-07-01)
Nynäs, Peter; Keysar, Ariela; Kontala, Janne; Kwaku Golo, Ben-Willie; Lassander, Mika; Shterin, Marat; Sjö, Sofia and Stenner, Paul eds.
ISBN : 978-3-030-94691-3 | Publisher : Springer Cham | Published : Cham, Switzerland

Orpheus’ Glance. Selected papers on process psychology: The Fontarèches meetings, 2002–2017 (2018)
Stenner, Paul and Weber, Michel eds.
Publisher : Les Editions Chromatika

Theoretical psychology: global transformations and challenges (2011)
Stenner, Paul; Cromby, John; Motzkau, Johanna; Yen, Jeffrey and Haosheng, Yu eds.
ISBN : 978-1-55322-240-8 | Publisher : Captus | Published : Ontario, Canada

Varieties of Theoretical Psychology : International Philosophical and Practical Concerns (2009)
Teo, Thomas; Stenner, Paul and Rutherford, Alexandra eds.
ISBN : 978-1-55322-206-4 | Publisher : Captus: Concord | Published : Ontario, Canada

Emotions: A Social Science Reader (2008-12-01)
Greco, Monica and Stenner, Paul eds.
Routledge Student Readers
ISBN : 978-0-415-42564-3 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

Between method and ology: introduction to special issue (2009-07)
Stenner, Paul
Operant Subjectivity, 2009, 32

Editorial introduction: psychosocial welfare: contributions to an emerging field (2008-11)
Stenner, Paul; Barnes, Marian and Taylor, David
Critical Social Policy, 2008, 28(4), pp 411-414