Manolis Dafermos (University of Crete, Greece)

manolisManolis Dafermos is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete (Greece), where he is specially concerned to epistemology of psychology. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (former URSS). His interests include cultural-historical psychology, critical psychology, the history of psychology, and methodological and epistemological issues in the social sciences. He proposes that dialectics may serve as a way of conceptualizing human development in terms of a drama.

Manolis Dafermos is the author of the book “Rethinking cultural-historical psychology: a dialectical perspective to Vygotsky” (Springer). He has authored or co-authored papers published in “Theory & Psychology”, “European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counseling”, “Information, Communication & Society”, “Social and Personality Psychology Compass”, “Learning, culture and Social Interaction”, “Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology”, “Cultural-historical psychology”, “Forum Kritische Psychologie”, “Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology”, “Annual Review of Critical Psychology”, among others. He is presently member of the Editorial Board of the journals “Cultural-historical psychology”, “Brazilian Journal of Socio-Historical-Cultural Theory and Activity Research”, “Dialogical Pedagogy”, “Human Arenas”, “Outlines: Critical Practice Studies” and “Teoría y Crítica de la Psicología”.