Ph.D. Washington State University


Siamak Movahedi

Professor and Chair
of the Sociology Department

University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrisey Boulevard
Boston, Masschusetts 02125-3393
Tel.: (617)287-6267









Social Psychology and Social Psychiatry

Sociology 350 - Elements of Social Statistics
Sociology 621 - Social Psychiatry

Current Activities:
Research on the relationship between social structure and psychopathology, and on the sociocultural aspects of self-destructive behaviors.

Selected Publications

"The “Voice” of the Analysand and the Subject of Diagnosis". Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Forthcoming.

"Death, Fantasy and The Politics of Self Destruction". The Psychology of Death in Fantasy and History, Piven Jerry (editor), Greenwood Praeger, Pp. 13-36, 2004.

"An Interdisciplinary Dialog on Violence: A Commentary". The Journal of Modern Psychoanalysis 28:207-216, 2003.

"Narcissism" and "Narcissistic Neurosis". Two entries in The Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis, Ross M. Skelton (general editor), Trinity College, Dublin, forthcoming.

"Quantitative Analysis of Qualitative Clinical Data". Proceeding of the annual meeting of the Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Hawaii, 2003. ISSN # 1539-7211.

"Utopian Pursuit of Death". American Imago 56(l), 1999.

"The Discourse of Time and The Structure of Psychic Reality". Modern Psychoanalysis 2(23):197-209,1998.

"Metalinguistic Analysis of Therapeutic Discourse". Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association 44(3):837-862, 1996

"Women in Multinational Corporations: Old Myths, New Constructions, and Some Deconstruction". Organization 3(4): 541-554 [Co-authored with Arlene Dallalfar],1996.

"On Cause, Teleology and the Question of Drive versus Wish: A Comment on Nigel Mackay's Refutation of Purposive Explanations". Modern Psychoanalysis 21:19-29, 1996.

"Are Freudian Slips in Trouble?". Modern Psychoanalysis 10(1): 79-88, 1991.

"The Social Psychology of Foreign Policy and The Politics of International Images". Human Affairs 8 {October}: 18-37, 1985.

"Cultural Preconceptions of Time: Can We Use Operational Time to Meddle in God's Time?". Comparative Studies in Society and History 27 {July}: 385-400, 1985.

"Probability, Confirmation and Information of Theories". Theoretical Methods in Sociology, Pp. 201-261 in Lee Frees (ed.) University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980.

"Drug Addicts and Addiction: Cultural Stereotypes and Clinical Theories." Urban Life: A Journal of Ethnographic Research 7 {April}: 45-66, 1979.

"Probability of a Theory or a Hypothesis: Some of the Uses and Misuses of the Concept of Probability". Sociology & Social Research 62 {January}: 43-62. [Co-authored with Richard Ogles], 1978.

"Role Playing: An Alternative to What?". Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 3 {2}: 489-497, 1977.

"Prediction and Inference in Criminology". Criminology: An Interdisciplinary Journal 14 {August}: 177-188. [Co-authored with Richard Ogles], 1976.

"Methodological Schizophrenia: A Problem in the Sociology of Science". International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 13 {January & April}: 79-92, 1976.

"Loading the Dice in Favor of Madness". Journal of Health and Social Behavior 16 {June}: 192-197, 1975.

"Movahedi and Banzuazizi reply to comments on the Standford Prison Experiment". American Psychologist {October}: 1013-1018. [Comments also available], 1975.

"Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison: A Methodological Analysis". American Psychologist 30 {February}: 152-160. [Co-authored with Ali Banuazizi], 1975.

"Axiomatic Theory, Informative Value of Propositions and Derivation Rules of Ordinary Language". American Sociological Review 38: 416-424, [Co-authored with Richard Ogles], 1973.