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As [anthro]metronom publishes essays in order to provoke thoughts and exchange on trans-disciplinary approaches concerning psy-realms, we dedicate this space to initiatives and associations that brought forward critical reflections on concepts of the self and mental health, or tangle questions on therapeutic practice, and thus inspired and supported us.


The Working Group on Psychological Anthropology of the German Society for Social and Cultural Anthropology (AG Psychologische Anthropologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie)

investigates the historically and culturally specific concepts of self, person and being human, affect and emotion, health and illness. In doing so, it critically engages with neighbouring disciplines (e.g. cultural psychology, transcultural psychiatry, neuroanthropology, developmental psychology, sociology of emotion or philosophy) and also aims to establish a forum for recent research in psychological anthropology.


The European Network for the development and support of Psychological Anthropology (ENPA),

is affiliated to the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). Anthropologists with psychological interests can get in touch and become part of a coordinated European network, in order to sustain and nurture teaching, research and student supervision in this area, as well as providing a vehicle through which impact on related public health policies can be facilitated.


The Society for Subject Scientific Research and Practice e.V. (Gesellschaft für subjektwissenschaftliche Forschung und Praxis e.V.)

is a registered non-profit association and an association of critical psychologists. The website is supported by the GsFP.

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ETHOS - Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology,

Ethos is an interdisciplinary and international quarterly journal devoted to scholarly articles dealing with the interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, between the psychological disciplines and the social and cultural disciplines. Ethos is the official journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology .

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Open Minds

The Open Minds network brings together scholars in/of East and Southeast Asia who share an interest in the diverse forms and uses of psychological knowledge, and in the interrelation of sociocultural forces and individual psychology. This network connects scholars whose work responds to the rapid expansion of psychotherapeutic services across the region, the global rise of the happiness industry, and the ways in which psychological techniques are shaping contemporary forms of governance. 


Sigmund Freud University Berlin

The SFU truly is a private  university. The first branch abroad was established in 2006 in Paris, followed by Ljubljana, Berlin, Milan and Linz (Austria). All branches offer courses in psychotherapy and psychology in the local language and in line with local culture, but based on a common teaching approach. Personality development as an integral part of education is also taken into account in the other fields of study, i.e. human medicine, dentistry and law. 

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