I. (Ivan) Flis MA
Gegenereerd op 2017-06-26 16:03:06


Since January 2014, Ivan Flis has been a PhD cadidate at the Descartes Centre at Utrecht University. His project deals with the history of the development of theories and research practices in international psychology in the second part of the 20th century. 

Ivan's project aims to chart the development of research techniques and theories that were and are used in psychology. The research deals with the internalist debates of what is 'proper science' within psychology, the sectarian debates of discipline identity and fractionation that have been happening for decades, and the role theories and theoretical constructs play within this. His perspectives on this development of psychology as a discipline are informed by history of science, philosophy of (social) science, scientometrics, cultural history, and science and technology studies. In short, he looks at the interaction of methodologies and theories, and what meta-perspectives and disciplinary meta-narratives arise out of those debates.

Ivan obtained his bachelor and master degree in psychology at the Centre for Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His master thesis dealt with the psychology students' understanding of significance testing at Croatian universities, trying to contextualize what the students were taught about significance testing in the wider debates between the frequentist and Bayesian camps.

He currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Shells and Pebbles, a blog on history of science.

Involved in the following study programme(s)
Gegenereerd op 2017-06-26 16:03:06
All publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Flis, Ivan, Steinová, Evina & Wouters, Paul (01.06.2016). Digital humanities are a two-way street. Isis, 107 (2), (pp. 346-348) (3 p.).
Flis, I. (06.05.2016). Instructional Manuals of Boundary-Work - Psychology textbooks, student subjectivities, and disciplinary historiographies. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 52 (3), (pp. 258–278).
  2012 - Professional publications
Flis, I. (2012). U obranu psihologije - Znanost kao žrtva svoje metode. Diskrepancija, 11 (16/17), (pp. 67-82).

Conference/workshop/colloquia presentations

Flis, I. (2016, June 27 - July 1). A discipline rises from the crises: The protracted null hypothesis testing discussion and replication crisis in psychology (1960-2000s). Paper presented at Joint Meeting of ESHHS (European Society for the History of Human Sciences) & Cheiron (International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences) in Barcelona, Spain.

Flis, I. (2015, July 7-10). Four decades of disunity in psychology: A bibliometric approach. Paper presented at 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences in Angers, France.

  • [A shortened version of this paper was also presented at the 6th Gewina Meeting of Historians of Science in the Low Countries (2015, June, 19-20)]

Flis, I. (2015, February 28). Mapping the development of psychology. Paper presented at PSI EGG One-day Conference for Early Career Psychologists in Galway, Ireland. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1321310

 Flis, I. (2015, January 22-23). Marginal historical spaces: Textbooks in psychology. Paper presented at the 5th History of Science PhD-conference, Rolduc, Netherlands. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1559077


Blog/website posts

Shells and Pebbles

The Times They Are A-Changin': Academia in the age of the Open

On Little Boys and Furry Animals - Or what happened to Little Albert?


Journal of European Psychology Students Bulletin

What do Whigs Have to Do With History of Psychology?

Older posts at the JEPS Bulletin


European Student Think Tank

Open Access in EU finally on the Horizon?

^ top
Gegenereerd op 2017-06-26 16:03:06
  • Philosophy of Science
Gegenereerd op 2017-06-26 16:03:06
Full name
I. Flis MA Contact details
Buys Ballotgebouw

Princetonplein 5
Room 407
The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 3309
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 8241
Gegenereerd op 2017-06-26 16:03:06
Last updated 08.09.2016