Dr. Falmagne received a Licence in Psychological Sciences and a Doctorat (Ph.D.) in Psychological Sciences from the University of Brussels, Belgium. She is President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. She is also affiliated with Clark University's Program in Women's and Gender Studies.
Current Teaching and Research
Dr. Falmagne draws from an interdisciplinary framework in psychology, philosophy and feminist social theory that interrogates how modes of knowledge are developed in societies and in individuals, in particular how the discourse of rationalism has developed in Western societies. Her research uses qualitative interview methods to study the manner in which people appropriate, resist or transform various formative cultural discourses and how people's reasoning about everyday situations and their personal epistemologies, or personal conceptions of knowledge, can be understood in the context of their social location and cultural history, with particular attention to gender, social class and ethnicity. The research examines the modes of knowledge and other resources (such as intuition, the self or social knowledge) upon which people draw when thinking about and making sense of complex situations, how those resources interact in the reasoning process, and the how the person's social location and cultural history informs his/her modes of thought.
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Falmagne, R. Joffe (2009). Deconstruction and the problematics of social engagement. Frontiers, 30(1), 304-311.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (2009). Subverting theoretical dualisms: Mentalism and discourse. Theory and Psychology, 19(6), 1-21.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (2008). Tension work within the complex self. Culture and Psychology, 14(1), 95-113.
Arner, E., & Falmagne, R. Joffe (2007). Deconstructing dualisms: The both/and conceptual orientation and its variant linguistic form. Feminist & Psychology, 17(30, 357-371.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (2006). The dialectic of the particular and the general. International Journal of Critical Psychology.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (2005). Critical epistemological issues for the social sciences. In A. A. Gulerce, A. Hofmeister, I. Staeuble, G. Saunders, & J. Kaye (Eds.), Contemporary theorizing in psychology: Global perspectives. Concord, ON: Captus Press.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (2004). On the constitution of ‘self' and ‘mind': The dialectic of the system and the person. Theory and Psychology, 14(6), 822-845.
Falmagne, R. Joffe, & Iselin, M. G. (2002). On mapping a transdisciplinary approach to reasoning. In R. Joffe Falmagne & M. Hass (Eds.), Representing reason: Feminist theory and formal logic. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (2000). Positionality and thought: On the gendered foundations of thought, culture and development. In P. H. Miller & E. Scholnick, (Eds), Developmental psychology through the lenses of feminist theories. Florence, KY: Routledge.
Falmagne, R. Joffe (1998). A time of epistemic transformation and responsibility. Human Development, 41, 134-144.