John Christopher, PhD
Bickhard, M. H., & Christopher, J. C. (1994). The influence of early experience on personality development. New Ideas in Psychology,12, 229-252.
Campbell, R. L., Christopher, J. C., & Bickhard, M. H. (2002). Values and the self: An interactivist foundation for moral development. Theory & Psychology, 12, 795-823.
Campbell, R. L., & Christopher, J. C. (1996). Moral development theory: A critique of its Kantian presuppositions. Developmental Review, 16, 1-47.
Campbell, R. L., & Christopher, J. C. (1996). Beyond formalism and altruism: The prospects for moral personality. Developmental Review, 16, 128-123.
Christopher, J. C. (2006). Hermeneutics and the Moral Dimension of Cultural Psychotherapy. In L. T. Hoshmand (Ed.), Culture and psychotherapy: Towards Holistic/Development Integrity and Integration in Practice (pp. 179-203). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Christopher, J. C., & Smith, A. (2006). A Hermeneutic Approach to Culture and Psychotherapy. In R. Moody, & S. Palmer (Eds.), Race, culture and psychotherapy: Critical perspective in multicultural practice (pp. 265-280). New York: Brunner/Routledge.
Christopher, J. C. (2004). Moral visions of developmental psychology. In B. Slife, J. S. Reber, & F. C. Richardson (Eds.), Critical thinking about psychology: Hidden assumptions and plausible alternatives (pp. 207-231). Washington, DC: APA Press.
Christopher, J. C., Nelson, T., & Nelson, M. D. (2004). Culture and character education: Problems of interpretation in a multicultural society. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 23, 81, 101.
Christopher, J. C. (2001). Culture and psychotherapy: Toward a hermeneutic approach. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, and Training, 38, 115-128.
Christopher, J. C., Bickhard, M. H., & Lambeth, G. S. (2001). Otto Kernberg's object relations theory: A metapsychological critique. Theory & Psychology, 11, 687-711.
Christopher, J. C. (1999). Situating psychological well-being; Exploring the cultural roots of its theory and research. Journal of Counseling and Development, 77, 141-152.
Christopher, J. C. (1996). Counseling's inescapable moral visions. Journal of Counseling and Development, 75, 17-25 .
Christopher, J. C., & Bickhard, M. H. (1994). The persistence of basic mistakes: A re-examination of psychopathology within individual psychology. Individual Psychology, 50(2).
Christopher, J. C., & Bickhard, M. H. (1992). Remodeling the "as if" in Adler's concept of the life-style. Individual Psychology, 48(1).
Awards and Honors
Charles & Nora L. Wiley Faculty Award for Meritorious Research, Montana State University (2007)
Bozeman Peacemaker Award (2007)
Sigmund Koch Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, The Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (2003)
The Sigmund Koch Early Career Award has been given each year since 2001, by Division 24 (Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, to an outstanding new scholar (ten years or less after receiving the Ph.D. degree) in Theoretical Psychology.
Specialties and Interests