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Figure/Ground interview with Kenneth J. Gergen

Figure/Ground interview with Kenneth J. Gergen

Dr. Gergen was interviewed via Skype by Laureano Ralon on June 5th, 2011 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series: Kenneth J. Gergen is an American psychologist and professor at Swarthmore College. He obtained his B.A. at Yale University in 1957 and his Ph.D. at Duke University in 1962. The son of John J. Gergen, the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Duke University, Gergen grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He had three brothers, one of whom is David Gergen, the prominent political analyst. After completing public schooling, he attended Yale University. Graduating in 1957, he subsequently became an officer in the U.S. Navy. He then returned to graduate school at Duke University, where he received his PhD in psychology... Show More


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