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

Professor II, Clinical Core Faculty

Office: Psychology, A221
Phone: 848-445-3921

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

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.