This book addresses nothingness as not only the intangible presence of an emotional, cultural, social, or even political void that is felt on an existential level, but has some solid foundations in reality. The death of a loved one, the social isolation of an individual, or the culture shock one may experience in another country are examples of situations in which an external sense of absence mirrors an internal psychological and philosophical sense of nothingness.Not much has been explicitly written on nothingness in the history of psychology. On the other hand, nothingness seems to be implicitly embedded in many scholars' work. This duality of explicitly and implicitly expressed ideas about nothingness reveals how psychology finds inspiration in philosophy, and vice versa. The book aims to illustrate how the concept of the presence of absence nothingness fills a void in contemporary psychological theorizing.

chapter 1|14 pages

Nothingness—Philosophical Insights into Psychology

ByJytte Bang, Ditte Winther-Lindqvist

chapter 2|17 pages

Is Future Perception Possible?

ByTetsuya Kono

chapter 3|16 pages

The Color of Nothingness

BySimo Køppe

chapter 4|19 pages

The Nothingness of Developmental Situations

ByJytte Bang

chapter 5|19 pages

Nothingness as the Dark Side of Social Representations

ByAlicia Barreiro, José Antonio Castorina

chapter 6|18 pages

The Gift of a Rock: A Case Study in the Emergence and Dissolution of Meaning

ByAlex Gillespie, Tania Zittoun

chapter 7|12 pages

The Nothing That Is: Making Meaning Out of Nothing at All

BySeth Surgan, Emily Abbey

chapter 8|23 pages

Nothingness and the Forgotten: A Post-human Thought Experiment

ByTine Jensen

chapter 9|25 pages

Time Together–Time Apart: Nothingness and Hope in Teenagers

ByDitte Winther-Lindqvist

chapter 10|22 pages

Nothingness: Imprisoned in Existence—Excluded From Society

ByCharlotte Mathiassen

chapter 11|19 pages

When Links Are Missing: Children and Post Divorce Family Life

ByAnja Marschall

chapter 12|14 pages

Silent Nothings: Undisciplined Language

ByLisa A. Mazzei

chapter 13|25 pages

Is There No Sense in Nonsense? Co-tranforming the Apparently Nonsensical

ByNiklas A. Chimirri

chapter 14|36 pages

Numbers: User-Driven Standards and Manageable Nothingness

ByMorten Nissen, Katrine Barington