Martin Packer, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Martin Packer has taught at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from U.C. Berkeley, and his B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (England). He is a developmental psychologist, and his writing has addressed children's development in cultural context, as well as the character and grounding of an interpretive approach to the social sciences. His research has focused on the study of children's learning and development through social interaction in the context of real-world settings, using interpretive methods.
He is the author of The Structure of Moral Action: A Hermeneutic Study of Moral Conflict (Karger, 1985), Changing Classes: School Reform and the New Economy (CUP, 2001), and The Science of Qualitative Research (CUP, in press), as well as co-editor of Entering the Circle: A Hermeneutic Investigation in Psychology (SUNY, 1989), and of Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development (SUNY, 2001). He is a founding editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Psychology (Taylor & Francis). In recent years he has been a visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City), the University of the Americas (Puebla, Mexico), and the University of the Andes, Bogotá.
Courses Dr. Packer Teaches:
Psychology 225: Developmental Psychology I
Psychology 513: Theory and Practice of research in Psychology
Psychology 612: Advanced Research I