Note on References: References are presented in a format similar to APA style with there two exceptions. First, the individual references are single spaced followed by a double space between references. Second, the lines after the first line of the reference are not indented. This page integrates a reference section for the web site with a suggested reading list. Some of the papers are available online by clicking on the author name(s). Books are available through Amazon. shares a small portion of the proceeds of purchases made through this web site which help to support the maintenance of this as a free resource for people interested in postmodernism and psychology. Some books have a brief or extended book review which is accessible by clicking on “review” at the end of the reference information. Not all books are espousing postmodernism per se, but do provide a perspective or insights helpful in developing a deeper understanding of postmodernism.

Anderson, W. T. (Ed.). (1995). The truth about the truth: De-confusing and reconstructing the postmodern world. New York: Tarcher/Putnam. Purchase here.

Barbour, I. G. (2000). When science meets religion: Enemies, strangers, partners? San Francisco: Harper.  Purchase here.

Becker, E. (1973). The denial of death. New York: Free Press. (reviewPurchase here. 

Becker, E. (1975). Escape from evil. New York: Free Press. Purchase here. 

Bem, S. & de Jong, H. L. (1997). Theoretical issues in psychology: An introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here

Berger, P. L. & Luckmann, T. (1966). The social construction of reality: A treatise in the sociology of knowledge. New York: Anchor. Purchase here. 

Brown, W. S., Murphy, N., & Malony, H. N. (1998). Whatever happened to the soul? Scientific and theological portraits of human nature.Minneapolis: Fortress Press.  Purchase here.

Cottingham, J. (1988). The rationalists. New York: Oxford University Press.  Purchase here. 

Croteau, J. M., Lark, J. S., Lidderdale, M. A., & Chung, Y. B. (Eds.). (2005). Deconstructing heterosexiam in the counseling professions: A narrative approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here. 

Doehring, C. (2006). The practice of pastoral care: A postmodern approach. Westminster John Knox Press. Purchase here.

Fee, D. (Ed.). (2000). Pathology and the postmodern: Mental illness as discourse and experience. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here. 

Fox, D. & Prilleltensky, I. (Eds.). (1997). Critical psychology: An introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here. 

Frie, R. (Ed.). (2003). Understanding experience: Psychotherapy and postmodernism. New York: Routledge.Purchase here.

Gergen, K. J. (1991). The saturated self: Dilemas of identity in contemporary life. New York: Basic Books. (reviewPurchase here.

Gergen, K. J. (2000). An invitation to social construction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Purchase here. 

Hofer, B. K., & Pintrich, P. R. (Eds.). Personal epistemology: The psychology of beliefs about knowledge and knowing. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  Purchase here. 

Hoffman, L. (2004, August/September). The danger of the “truth.” AHP Perspectives, 22-24.

Hoffman, L., Hoffman, J., Robison, B., & Lawrence, K. (2005, April). Modern and postmodern ways of knowing: Implications for therapy and integration. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conferences, Dallas, TX. Purchase here. 

Hoffman, L., Stewart, S., Warren, D., & Meek, L. (2006, August). Multiple selves in postmodern therapy: An existential integrative critique. Paper presented at the American Psycholoigcal Associations Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Holzman, L. (2000). Postmodern psychologies, societal practice, and political life. New York: Routledge. Purchase here.

Kuhn, T. S. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions (3rd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Purchase here

Kvale, S. (Ed.). (1992). Psychology and postmodernism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here. 

Leahey, T. H. (2004). A history of psychology: Main currents in psychological thought (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.  (reviewPurchase here. 

Loye, D. (Ed.). (2004). The great adventure: Toward a fully human theory of evolution. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.  Purchase here.

May, R. (1991). The cry for myth. New York: Delta. (reviewPurchase here.

Murphy, N. (1996). Beyond liberalism and fundamentalism: How the modern and postmodern philosophy set the theological agenda. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International. Purchase here. 

Murphy, N. (1997). Anglo-American postmodernity: Philosophical perspectives on science, religion, and ethics. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.  Purchase here

Olthuis, J. H. (2001). The beautiful risk: A new psychology of loving and being loved. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. (reviewPurchase here

Parker, I. (Eds.). (1999). Deconstructing psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here

Parker, I., Georgaca, E., Harper, D., McLaughlin, T., & Stowell-Smith, M. (1995). Deconstructing psychopathology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here

Rychlak, J. F. (2003). The human image in postmodern America. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Purchase here. 

Schneider, K. J. (1999). The paradoxical self: Toward an understanding of our contradictory nature. Amherst, NY: Humanity Press.  Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. (2004). Rediscovery of awe: Splendor, mystery, and the fluid center of life. St. Paul, MN: Paragon House.  Purchase here. 

Schneider, K. J. & May, R. (1995). The psychology of existence: An integrative, clinical perspective. New York: McGraw-Hill.  Purchase here

Shawver, L. (2006). Nostalgic postmodernism: Postmodern therapy. Paralogic Press. Purchase here.

Solomon, R. C. (1988). Continental philosophy since 1750: The rise and fall of the self. New York: Oxford University Press.  Purchase here. 

Sorenson, R. L. (2004). Minding spirituality. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.  Purchase here.

Tacey, D. J. (1997). Remaking men: Jung, spirituality and social change. New York: Routledge. Purchase here.

Tacey, D. J. (2004). The spiritual revolution: The emergence of contemporary spirituality. New York: Brunner-Routledge.  Purchase here.

Wampold, B. E. (2001). The great psychotherapy debate: Models, methods, and findings. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Purchase here.

Wheatley, M. J. (2001). Leadership and the new science: Discovering order in a chaotic world (Rev ed.). Barrett-Kohler Publishers. Purchase here

Wolf, F. A. (1989). Taking the quantum leap: The new physics for nonscientists (Rev. ed.). New York: Harper & Row.  Purchase here

Woolhouse, R. S. The empiricists. New York: Oxford University Press.  Purchase here.