Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts(IPSA)

Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts (IPSA)

Literature-and-Psychology at the
University of Florida

The discipline of literature-and-psychology explores literary questions using psychology, often psychoanalytic psychology, but other psychologies as well. Literature-and-psychology addresses such questions as, Why does this writer write the way he or she does? Why do different people read differently, as they do? How can we understand such-and-such a character or genre psychologically? The program at the University of Florida is particularly strong and extends toward the psychological study of other arts, such as film, visual arts, video, and so on.

IPSA, the Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts, is the research and professional side of our program. Please see the following:




PSYART Proceedings Online


Electronically available publications

The IPSA Abstracts and Bibliography

Group for Applied Psychology

Relevant psychology and psychiatry links

The International Conference in Literature and Psychology

Do you wish to register for our International conference? Or subscribe to our onine discussion group?

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