Our Unique Position

Our Unique Position

Feb 22nd, 2011

“CSOC is one of the only psychoanalytically-oriented groups studying organizations at a research university in the United States.”

Leaders’ Identity Work

Leaders’ Identity Work

May 30th, 20122 Comments

“After locating our argument within the field of leadership studies and reviewing existing identity scholarship on leaders‘ development, we outline the conceptual framework of projective identification in leaders‘ identity work. “

Creativity and Dialectical Phenomena

Creativity and Dialectical Phenomena

May 16th, 2012No Comments

“As the dialectical entities of life–death, hope–despair and creativity–collapse collided and connected, I experienced the welling up of powerful, confusing and contradictory emotions. I believe that it is this very sense of confusion, paradox and contradiction that can alert us to the vital presence of the edge.”

Diversity and Dissent in the Social Sciences

Diversity and Dissent in the Social Sciences

May 9th, 2012No Comments

“The norm of epistemic responsibility is the principle that a scientist has a duty to provide sufficient evidence in support of her view (or at least to adopt a defense commitment with respect to it). The standards of evidence are set by the scientific community that is her primary audience. Standards do not need to be adopted dogmatically; they are justified by default until someone challenges them in an appropriate way.”

Psychoanalytic Theory as Social Practice

Psychoanalytic Theory as Social Practice

May 2nd, 2012No Comments

“Shifts in psychoanalytic theory and practice have occurred, in part, because of the inability of the classical (Freudian) model to provide a language that adequately captures deeply felt human values and beliefs.”

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MU Receives $1 Million Gift for the Study of Organizational Change

Apr 26th, 2012No Comments

“A $1 million gift to the University of Missouri will provide support to the Center for the Study of Organizational Change (CSOC) in the Truman School of Public Affairs.”

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