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Timothy Beck

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Co-Director of Center for Neurodiversity; Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Ph.D., Psychology: Consciousness and Society, University of West Georgia
M.A., Psychology and Humanistic Studies, Saybrook University
B.S., Psychology, Northwest Missouri State University


Beck, T. (in press). Cybernetic psychology and mental health: A circular
logic of control beyond the individual. Routledge Press

Journal Articles
Beck, T. J. (2019). From cybernetic networks to social narratives: Mapping
value in mental health systems beyond individual psychopathology. Journal of
Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

Fabregat, E., & Beck, T. J. (2019). On the Erasure of race in control
culture discourse: A case study of Trayvon Martin’s role in the Black
Lives Matter movement. Social Identities, 25(6), 1–16.

Beck, T. J. (2018). Tracing disorder across theories of autism, empathy, and
mental health care. Disability & Society, 33(8), 1–24.

Glazier, J. W., & Beck, T. J. (2018). Apocalypse, language, temporality: An
alien encounter in Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life.” Subjectivity,
11(3), 267–284.

Beck, T. J. (2016). Semiotics and lived-spaces: Merleau-Ponty’s concept of
freedom as a potential goal for community transformation. Child & Youth
Services, 37(1), 65–77.

Beck, T. J. (2014). A Critical Reflection on Social Construction Drawing
from an Analysis of the Life-World of Economically Disadvantaged Teenagers.
Qualitative Research in Psychology, 11(3), 229–249.

Book Chapters
Beck, T., & Glazier, J. (2020). A critical approach to abnormality. In
Beshara, R. K., A critical introduction to psychology (pp. 231-260). Nova
Science Publishers

Beck, T. J. (2019). Actualization of the Virtual through an Aesthetic
Encounter with Virtual Reality Technology. In D. Fancy & H. Skott-Myhre
(Eds.), Art as Revolt: Thinking Politics through Immanent Aesthetics.
McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Beck, T., & Friedman, E. (2019, February). What can network
theory say about pathology in the internet age? National paper presentation
at American Psychology Association, Division 24 mid-winter conference,
Nashville, TN.

Beck, T. (2017, March). Embodied traces as an aesthetic basis for mental
health practice. Critical Junctures Conference, 17, Emory University,
Atlanta, GA

Beck, T. (2016, June). Affecting autism: From diagnostic representations to
aesthetic traces. SPSSI 2016 Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beck, T. (2015, February). Understanding Deleuze and Guattari through
immersive multi-media technology. Thinking through Deleuze, St. Cathatines,

Beck, T. & Glazier, J. W. (2014, October) When the virtual becomes
actualized: Deleuze, Guattari, and virtual reality. 29th Annual
Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, University of West Georgia,
Carrollton, GA

Beck, T. (2014, May). Critical reflection on social constructionism drawing
from an analysis of the life-world of economically disadvantaged teenagers.
Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP)
conference VI, St. Louis, Mo

Academic Interests

Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Psychology
Science and Technology Studies
Critical Mental Health
Self-Advocacy Movements

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