The Radical Psychology Network seeks like-minded psychologists and others to help create a society better able to meet human needs and bring about social justice. We want to change society's unacceptable status quo and bring about a better world.
And we want to change the status quo of psychology, too. We challenge psychology's traditional focus on minor reform, because enhancing human welfare demands fundamental social change instead. Moreover, psychology itself has too often oppressed people rather than liberated them.
RadPsyNet began as a membership organization in 1993 when two dozen people attended a conversation hour at an American Psychological Association convention. The topic, proposed by Dennis Fox and Isaac Prilleltensky, was simple: "Will Psychology Pay Attention to its Own Radical Critics?" Within a decade we had more than 500 members in over three dozen countries -- psychologists & nonpsychologists, academics & practitioners, faculty & students, therapists & consumers-survivors. Many call themselves "radicals," or "critical psychologists," or "progressives." We don't demand a single definition. But we do share the goals noted above.
Today we no longer have a formal membership process, and other
projects have come and gone, including our online journal Radical
Psychology, which published for ten years until its final issue in 2011 (all issues remain online). We're always open to new participants bringing new energy for new projects!
Our primary ongoing project today is our active E-mail Discussion List.
Find out more
- our founding documents
- administrative updates
- RadPsyNews (1993-96 newsletter)
- papers about RadPsyNet
Join RadPsyNet: Subscribe to Email Discussion List
In our moderated email discussion group, members discuss research ideas, student and academic challenges and opportunities, political action projects, conference planning and follow-up, and other items of mutual interest.
The easiest way to join the RadPsyNet-Members List is to send a blank email.
- decide whether to receive every email as it's sent, a daily digest of all email that day, or no email at all (you can still read the postings online, and stop emails when you want to cut down without having to unsubscribe).
- add your affiliation, location information, and website URL to our new Contact List (once registered, click on Database on the left side of the screen, and then on Contact List). This is now our primary means of finding one another!
- view files, links, and other material posted by other members -- and add your own.
Once subscribed, you send email to the group to this address: RadPsyNet-Members@yahoogroups.com
Problems subscribing? Contact the discussion moderator.
RadPsyNet's less-active but original discussion list emphasizes open-ended, unmoderated discussion.
To join, email the message: join radical-psychology-network Your Name
to this address: email@example.com
Once subscribed, email your postings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Fox, Co-Founder, Archivist, Webmaster personal website
email: radpsy [AT] radpsynet (and then) .orgEmeritus Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Psychology
University of Illinois at Springfield
Currently living in Boston, Massachusetts
email: rsprague [AT] anewdayforall (and then) .org
email: joseph.h.gardella [AT] vanderbilt (and then) .edu
Updated 25 August 2012