William Smythe

Adjunt Professor (University of Regina)

E-mail: william.smythe@uregina.ca

Research interests

  • Theoretical psychology.
  • Narrative and Discursive Psychology
  • Research Ethics

Representative Projects

  • Theoretical Pluralism in Psychology
  • Psychology of Fiction
  • Pre-conceptual Approaches to Qualitative Analysis
  • Myth and Metaphor in Psychology

Representative Publications

Smythe, W. E., & Chan, G. (2009). Jungian archetypes and evolutionary psychology. In Teo, T., Stenner, P., Rutherford, A., Park, E.,& Baerveldt, C., Varieties of theoretical psychology: International philosophical and practical concerns (pp. 289-298). Concord, ON: Captus University Publications.

Smythe, W. E. (2007). Mythological perspectives on the journey of death. In P. T. P. Wong, L. C. J. Wong, M. J. McDonald, & D. W. Klaassen, (Eds.), The positive psychology of meaning & spirituality (pp. 323-327). Abbotsford, BC: INPM Press.

Smythe, W. E. (2007). The shamanic motif in psychological healing. In J. D. Pappas, W. E. Smythe, & A. Baydala, (Eds.), Cultural healing and belief systems (pp. 55-72). Calgary, AB: Detselig.

Pappas, J. D., Smythe, W. E., & Baydala, A. (Eds.). (2007). Cultural healing and belief systems. Calgary, AB: Detselig.

Smythe, W. E., Malloy, D. C., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Martin, R. R., & Bardutz, H. A. (2006). An analysis of the ethical and linguistic content of hospital mission statements. Health Care Management Review 2, 92-98.

Smythe, W. E. (2005). On the psychology of ‘as if'. Theory & Psychology, 15, 283-303.

Smythe, W. E. (2004). Myth as a psychological concept. In W. E. Smythe & A. Baydala (Eds.), Studies of how the mind publicly enfolds into being (pp. 347-384). Lewiston, NY: Mellen.

Smythe, W. E., & Baydala, A. (Eds.). (2004). Studies of how the mind publicly enfolds into being. Lewiston, NY: Mellen.