Enactivism and the Experiential Reality of Culture: Rethinking the Epistemological Basis of Cultural Psychology

  title={Enactivism and the Experiential Reality of Culture: Rethinking the Epistemological Basis of Cultural Psychology},
  author={C. Baerveldt and T. Verheggen},
  journal={Culture & Psychology},
  pages={183 - 206}
  • C. Baerveldt, T. Verheggen
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Culture & Psychology
  • The key problem of cultural psychology comprises a paradox: while people believe they act on the basis of their own authentic experience, cultural psychologists observe their behavior to be socially patterned. It is argued that, in order to account for those patterns, cultural psychology should take human experience as its analytical starting point. Nevertheless, there is a tendency within cultural psychology to either neglect human experience, by focusing exclusively on discourse, or to… CONTINUE READING
    53 Citations
    A cultural psychology for a globalizing world
    Culture, Emotion and the Normative Structure of Reality
    • 53
    Beyond consensual domains: Enactivism, social representations and third-order unities
    • 5
    Mixed up perspectives: Reply to Chryssides et al. and Daanen and their critique of enactive cultural psychology
    • 8
    Cultural Psychology Today: Innovations and Oversights
    • 93
    “Cultural dope” and “psychological dope”: The ethnomethodological attitude and cultural psychology
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced


    Culture and Human Development: A co-constructionist perspective
    • 40
    Social psychology and the wrong revolution
    • 105
    Arguing and Thinking: A Rhetorical Approach to Social Psychology
    • 2,078
    Culture and Cognitive Development: From Cross-Cultural Research to Creating Systems of Cultural Mediation
    • 174
    Wittgenstein's Legacy and the Challenge to Psychology
    • 32
    Developing through relationships origins of communication, self, and culture
    • 543
    Models and Motives
    • 246
    Cultural psychology: a once and future discipline?
    • M. Cole
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
    • 1989
    • 3,574
    Reality: The Search for Objectivity or the Quest for a Compelling Argument
    • 679