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Louis Sass Louis Sass Ph.D.
California (Berkeley)

Professor II, Clinical Core Faculty

Office: Psychology, A221
Phone: 848-445-3921
Email: lsass@rci.rutgers.edu

Research Interests and Clinical Work:

Severe psychopathology, especially schizophrenic, schizoid, and borderline conditions; philosophy and psychology: phenomenology, hermeneutics, psychoanalytic theory; psychology and the arts

Instructor for the Following Courses:
Existential, Phenomenological, & Hermeneutic Approaches to Clinical Psychology

Philosophy and Systems of Psychology

Personality Assessment (adult)

Self, Psychopathology, and the Modern Age

Profile:
Louis A. Sass has strong interdisciplinary interests involving the intersection of clinical psychology with philosophy, the arts, and literary studies. His publications include critical analyses of psychoanalytic theory; phenomenological studies of schizophrenia; and articles on notions of truth and of the self in psychoanalysis, hermeneutic philosophy, and  postmodernism. He is the author of "Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought" and "The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind." He also co-edited "Hermeneutics and Psychological Theory." Dr. Sass has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, N.J., and was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Foundation. Currently he is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and a research associate in the history of psychiatry at Cornell Medical College. He is also a research associate in the Center for Cognitive Science and serves on the faculty of the Program in Comparative Literature, both at Rutgers. In 1998-99 he was president of the Division of Psychology and the Arts of the American Psychological Association. In 2006-07, he was president of the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of APA.

Awards and Honors:
2010 Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Association.