The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective
The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective


Ashworth, P. (2003) ‘An approach to phenomenological psychology: the contingencies of the lifeworld’, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 145–56.
Bordo, S. (1993) Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press.
Burkitt, I. (1999) Bodies of Thought: Embodiment, Identity and Modernity, London, Sage Publications.
Chernin, K. (1983) Womansize: The Tyranny of Slender ness, London, The Women’s Press.
Connell, R.W. (1987) Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics, Cambridge, Polity Press in association with Blackwell.
Finlay, L. (2003) ‘The intertwining of body, self and world: a phenomenological study of living with recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis’, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 157–78.
Finlay, L. (2006a) ‘The body’s disclosure in phenomenological research’, Qualitative Research in Psychology, vol. 3, pp. 19–30.
Finlay, L. (2006b) ‘The embodied experience of multiple sclerosis: an existential-phenomenological analysis’ in Finlay, L. and Ballinger, C. (eds) Qualitative Research for Allied Health Professionals: Challenging Choices, Chichester, John Wiley.
Giddens, A. (1991) Modernity and Self-identity: Self and Society in Late Modern Age, London, Polity Press.
Giorgi, A. (ed.) (1985) Phenomenology and Psychological Research, Pittsburgh, PA, Duquesne University Press.
Grosz, E. (1994) Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press.
Heidegger, M. (1962 [1927]) Being and Time (trans. J. Macquarrie and E. Robinson), New York, Harper and Row.
Heidegger, M. (2001) Zollikon Seminars: Protocols, Conversations, Letters (ed. M. Boss, trans. F. Mayr and R. Askay), Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press.
Holland, S. (2004) Alternative Feminities: Body, Age and Identity, Oxford, Berg Publishers.
Jackson, M. (1988) Moonwalk, London, William Heinemann.
Merleau-Ponty, M. (1962 [1945]) Phenomenology of Perception (trans. C. Smith), London, Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Merleau-Ponty, M. (1968 [1964]) The Visible and the Invisible (trans. A. Lingis), Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press.
Nettleton, S. and Watson, J. (eds) (1998) The Body in Everyday Life, London, Routledge.
Nietzsche, F. (1961 [1883]) Thus Spoke Zarathustra (trans. R.J. Hollindale), Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Roseneil, S. and Seymour, J. (eds) (1999) Practising Identities, London, Macmillan.
Sartre, J-P. (1969 [1943]) Being and Nothingness (trans. H. Barnes), London, Routledge.
Schwartz, J. (1997) ‘The soul of soulless conditions? Accounting for genetic fundamentalism’, Radical Philosophy, vol. 86, pp. 2–5.
Shilling, C. (1997) ‘The body and difference’ in Woodward, K. (ed.) Identity and Difference, London, Sage.
Toombs, S.K. (1993) The Meaning of Illness: A Phenomenological Account of the Different Perspectives of Physician and Patient, Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Valle, R.S. and Halling, S. (eds) (1989) Existential Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology: Exploring the Breadth of Human Experience, New York, Plenum.
van Manen, M. (1990) Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy, Ontario, State University of New York Press.
Wertz, F. (1983) ‘From everyday to psychological description: analysing the moments of a qualitative data analysis’, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, vol. 14, pp. 197–241.
Wider, K.V. (1997) The Bodily Nature of Consciousness, London, Cornell University Press.
Young, I.M. (1985) ‘Pregnant subjectivity and the limits of existential phenomenology’ in Ihde, D. and Silverman, H.J. (eds) Descriptions, Albany, NY, SUNY Press.

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371