Competition: Karl Jaspers award


The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for residents and fellows in psychiatry, graduate students and post-doctoral students in philosophy, psychology, or related fields.

The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best solely authored, unpublished paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, biopsychosocial integration, the philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics. The Jaspers Award is announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2016, the meeting will be on the weekend of May 14-15, in Atlanta, Georgia. The prize carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.

The length of submissions should be between 4,000-6,000 words. All entries need to be sent in Word or RTF format and should be prepared for anonymous review.

They should be sent to Professor Christian Perring (cperring[at]

The deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.


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