Center for Phenomenological Psychology and Aesthetics

The aim of the Center is to carry out research within the area of phenomenological psychology with a specific focus on phenomenological aesthetics. Phenomenological psychology has soon a hundred year long history at the Department of Psychology in Copenhagen, and primary to our method is an insistence on descriptions of the appearance of the phenomenon in question in conjunction with the development of explanatory theories.

The primary purpose of the Center is to carry out phenomenological studies of how people experience works of art. We seek to describe and understand the nature of intense experiences with art and their psychological consequences. Such inquiries involve working systematically on topics such as sensation, affectivity, emotion, and perception, all deeply embedded in general and individual psychological processes.

The Center is founded to encourage a deepened understanding of art as a phenomenon which provide for personal and cultural development and enrichment.

Article in Indput by stud.psych. Casper Schact Lund:
Æstetisk erfaring og det præ-refleksive selv - read it here (in Danish).

'Studerende i Babelsbiblioteket' podcast episode with PhD student Anders Essom-Stenz
Fænomenologi og kunstoplevelser (in Danish)