The theme of the 18th biennial conference of International Society for Theoretical Psychology is: Measured Lives - Theoretical Psychology in an Era of Acceleration.
Two dominant forces in contemporary capitalist societies are the conception of humanity as something measurable and the quest for acceleration, efficiency, and optimization. This may be a crucial part of increasing productivity, but the values and forms of governance emerging from the ethos of acceleration and efficiency may also play a role in inducing human suffering and in structuring that suffering as ‘new pathologies’.
Hartmut Rosa (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
Dorte Marie Søndergaard (Danish School of Education, Aarhus University)
Uffe Juul Jensen (Aarhus University)
Pablo Oyarzún (Universidad de Chile)
Ann Phoenix (University College London)