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Werner, A., Hoffart, A. R., Lundberg, A. & Økland, J. (2018). Constructing Terminology and Defining Concepts for Gender Studies in Norway and Sweden. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 26(2), 142-153
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing Terminology and Defining Concepts for Gender Studies in Norway and Sweden
2018 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 142-153Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This position paper is written by four key researchers from two projects (one in Norway and one in Sweden) aiming to define and discuss terms and concepts in Gender Studies. It is inspired by the concept of dialogue as a method of academic writing and discusses the methods, results, challenges, and choices made in the two projects. While they both aimed to create and discuss a vocabulary for Gender Studies and gender research, the projects took shape from different approaches, and produced different results. In this position paper, we want to discuss the meaning of doing conceptual work and deciding on definitions of terms. Our aim is not to determine which approach is “better”, but rather to understand how the field of Gender Studies and gender research is being built.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Gender, concepts, Sweden, Norway, terminology
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67538 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2018.1477177 (DOI)000435700700006 ()
Note

Funding Agencies:

Language Council of Norway  

National Secretariat for Gender Research 

Available from: 2018-06-27 Created: 2018-06-27 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Hoffart, A. & Hoffart, A. R. (2014). Do general therapy change principles represent causal relationships?. Journal of psychotherapy integration, 24(4), 280-283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do general therapy change principles represent causal relationships?
2014 (English)In: Journal of psychotherapy integration, ISSN 1053-0479, E-ISSN 1573-3696, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 280-283Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In his reply to our critique of the idea to integrate psychotherapies on the basis of general therapy change principles (TCPs), Goldfried (2014) maintains that these principles represent causal connections. In this comment, we argue that attributing a causal status to the TCPs involves seeing them as latent constructs, which is associated with a number of conceptual problems. A causal network analysis of observable symptoms, targets of change, and procedures, explained within a causal schema, appears to be a viable alternative. We further argue that the TCPs seem to represent something we know about humans by being human. Denial of these principles makes no sense. Thus, they lack the hallmark of empirical propositions that their denial is logically possible. Consequently, the TCPs cannot be refuted by experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Psychological Association (APA), 2014
Keywords
A priori knowledge; Causality; General therapy change principles
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65661 (URN)10.1037/a0038378 (DOI)2-s2.0-84925852138 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Hoffart, A. & Hoffart, A. R. (2014). Psychotherapy integration through general therapy change principles: Missing the core of psychotherapy?. Journal of psychotherapy integration, 24(4), 263-274
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychotherapy integration through general therapy change principles: Missing the core of psychotherapy?
2014 (English)In: Journal of psychotherapy integration, ISSN 1053-0479, E-ISSN 1573-3696, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 263-274Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It has been proposed to integrate psychotherapies on the basis of general therapy change principles (TCPs). In this theoretical study, the authors analyzed the concept of psychotherapy and evaluated the TCPs' integrative approach from the position of this concept. The authors found that the TCPs' conceptualization is largely inconsistent with the concept of psychotherapy and contains assumptions that either raise conceptual issues or do not appear to fit with clinical evidence. In contrast to what is asserted or implied in the TCPs' approach, the abstract nature of the change principles means that they do not denote causal relationships, are not empirically testable, and cannot serve as a useful guide for clinical action. Moreover, the embeddedness of therapy procedures in causal schemas makes the assumption that therapists can master a multitude of procedures from different therapies unrealistic. Also against the assumptions of the TCPs' approach, the total effect of therapy is probably not the sum of the effects of the procedures and procedures and rationales from different therapies cannot be combined. Overall, the issues of the TCPs' integrative approach seem to stem from the omission of the essential feature of psychotherapy: to operate according to causal schemas of psychological phenomena. The authors argue that a focus on differences between therapies instead of common principles may lead to important assimilative integrations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Psychological Association (APA), 2014
Keywords
Causal schemas; Psychotherapy concept; Psychotherapy integration; Therapy change principles
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65659 (URN)10.1037/a0038135 (DOI)2-s2.0-84925934163 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Hoffart, A. R. (2013). Feministisk etikk og privilegerte ståsteder. Filosofisk supplement (4), 12-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feministisk etikk og privilegerte ståsteder
2013 (Norwegian)In: Filosofisk supplement, ISSN 0809-8220, no 4, p. 12-19Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studenttidsskriftet Filosofisk supplement, 2013
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65662 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Hoffart, A. R. (2012). Feminismens problematiske kvinnebegrep. (Student paper).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminismens problematiske kvinnebegrep
2012 (Norwegian)Student thesis
Publisher
p. 80
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65761 (URN)
Thesis level
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE credits
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2018-09-04Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3268-5852

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