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PURPOSE

Thee Scandinavian Society for
Person-Oriented Research (SPOR)

WAS FOUNDED IN DECEMBER, 2013
The purpose of the Scandinavian Society for Person-Oriented Research (SPOR) is to promote person-oriented research in psychological science. “Person-oriented” refers to theoretical, methodological, and empirical research that is guided by a research paradigm in which the individual is seen as a functioning totality.

This paradigm implies that theories and findings should be interpretable at the individual level and that patterns of individuals’ characteristics are of key interest. Hence, a standard variable-oriented approach, with the variable as the basic conceptual and analytic unit, and analyzing data using group statistics (e.g. correlational analysis) falls normally outside the person-oriented research paradigm.

SPOR emphasizes the standard scientific criteria of objectivity and replicability of research findings.

The primary fields of activity for SPOR are

• To provide a forum and a clearinghouse for researchers engaged in person-oriented research

• To provide a publication outlet for person-oriented research by publishing the Journal for Person-Oriented Research

• To organize conferences and meetings that promote SPOR’s purpose

SPOR and the Journal for Person-Oriented Research (JPOR) are sponsored by the Lundh Research Foundation.

Membership

is open to anyone who is involved in doing person-oriented research (full membership) or who is interested in person-oriented research without actually being engaged in this kind of research (supportive membership).


Lars R. Bergman


Lars-Gunnar Lundh


Margit Wångby-Lundh


Daiva Daukantaité

BOARD / CONTACT

SPOR was founded in December, 2013 Its board consists of the following members

Lars R. Bergman chairman, lrb@person-research.org
Lars-Gunnar Lundh secretary, lgl@person-research.org
Daiva Daukantaité dd@person-research.org
Margit Wångby-Lundh mwl@person-research.org

SPOR and the Journal for Person-Oriented Research (JPOR) are sponsored by the Lundh Research Foundation.

 

CONFERENCES

Planned conferences

How can person-oriented research contribute to the healthy growth of psychological science?

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