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Current positions

  • Senior Assistant Professor—UD1 (tenure track), Theory and History of Psychology Dept, Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen
  • Adjunct Professor (honorific) of the graduate program in Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada
  • Supervisory member, Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture

Service

  • Consulting editor for History of Psychology, New Ideas in Psychology, and Review of General Psychology
  • Editorial board member of Mindwise-Groningen.NL and the Heymans Institute website; member of the revising Writing Skills in the psychology bachelor workgroup
  • Division Liaison to the American Psychological Association’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology for the Society for the History of Psychology (APA Division 26)
  • Peer reviewer for American PsychologistCognitive Development, Curriculum Journal, Dynamis, European Yearbook for the History of PsychologyHistory of Psychology, History of the Human Sciences, HOPOSHuman DevelopmentJournal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of the History of the Behavioral SciencesJournal of the History of BiologyJournal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, New Ideas in PsychologyPerspectives on ScienceReview of General Psychology, Scientometrics, Spontaneous Generations

Education

2020. CEFR A2 certificate in the Dutch language. Talencentrum, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2019. Dutch University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs [“BKO”]). Educational Support and Innovation, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2017. CEFR A1 certificate in the Dutch language. Talencentrum, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2014-2016. Higher specialisation (“con-doc”) in History of Developmental Psychology & Epistemology. Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation & Archives Jean Piaget, Université de Genève, Switzerland

2016. PhD in Psychology (no revisions), specialising in the History and Theory of Psychology. York University, Canada

2010. Professional Grant Development certificate. Grant Training Center / Ryerson University, Canada

2009. MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (no revisions). York University, Canada

2004. BSc (Honours) in Psychology and Employment Relations. University of Toronto, Canada

Peer-reviewed research in journals and books

21. Burman, J. T. (accepted). The genetic epistemology of Jean Piaget. In W. Pickren (Ed.), The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology. Oxford University Press.

20. Burman, J. T. (in press). On Kuhn’s case, and Piaget’s: A critical two-sited hauntology (or, on impact without reference). [In C. Millard & F. Callard, eds. of special issue dedicated to the memory of John Forrester.] History of the Human Sciences, 33(3-4). doi:10.1177/0952695120911576

19. Burman, J. T. (2019). Development. In R. J. Sternberg & W. Pickren, eds, The Cambridge Handbook of the Intellectual History of Psychology (pp. 287-317). New York: Cambridge University Press.

18. Burman, J. T. (2018). Through the looking-glass: PsycINFO as an historical archive of trends in psychology. History of Psychology, 21(4), 302-333. doi:10.1037/hop0000082

17. Burman, J. T. (2018). What is History of Psychology? Network analysis of Journal Citation Reports, 2009-2015. Sage Open. doi:10.1177/2158244018763005

16. Ratcliff, M. J., & Burman, J. T. (2017). The mobile frontiers of Piaget’s psychology: From academic tourism to interdisciplinary collaboration / Las fronteras móviles de la psicología de Piaget. Del turismo académico a la colaboración interdisciplinaria. [Spanish translation by Julia Fernández Treviño.]. Estudios de Psicología: Studies in Psychology, 38(1), 1-33. doi:10.1080/02109395.2016.1268393

15. Burman, J. T. (2016). Piaget’s neo-Gödelian turn: Between biology and logic, origins of the New Theory. Theory & Psychology, 26(6), 751-772. doi:10.1177/0959354316672595

14. Burman, J. T., Green, C. D., & Shanker, S. (2015). On the meanings of self-regulation: Digital humanities in service of conceptual clarity. Child Development, 86(5), 1507-1521. doi:10.1111/cdev.12395

13. Green, C. D., Feinerer, I., & Burman, J. T. (2015). Searching for the structure of early American psychology: Networking Psychological Review, 1909-1923. History of Psychology, 18(2), 196-204. doi:10.1037/a0039013

12. Burman, J. T. (2015). Neglect of the foreign invisible: Historiography and the navigation of conflicting sensibilities. History of Psychology, 18(2), 146-169. doi:10.1037/a0039194

11. Burman, J. T., Guida, A., & Nicolas, S. (2015). Hearing the inaudible experimental subject: Echoes of Inaudi, Binet’s calculating prodigy. History of Psychology, 18(1), 47-68. doi:10.1037/a0038448

10. Green, C. D., Feinerer, I., & Burman, J. T. (2015). Searching for the structure of early American psychology: Networking Psychological Review, 1894-1908. History of Psychology, 18(1), 15-31. doi:10.1037/a0038406

9. Ratcliff, M. J., & Burman, J. T. (2015). De la geste archivistique au geste de l’historien : comment une politique d’archivage proxémique permet de retrouver un inédit disséminé. [From archivist’s operation to historian’s action: How a ‘proxemic’ approach enabled the discovery of several unpublished books by Piaget.] In J.-F. Bert & M. J. Ratcliff (Eds.), Frontières d’archives : recherche, mémoire, savoirs. [Archival frontiers: Research, memory, knowledge] (pp. 131-144). Paris: Éditions des archives contemporaines.

8. Green, C. D., Feinerer, I., & Burman, J. T. (2014). Beyond the schools of psychology 2: A digital analysis of Psychological Review, 1904-1923. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 50(3), 249-279. doi:10.1002/jhbs.21665

7. Burman, J. T. (2014). Bringing the brain into history: Behind Hunt’s and Smail’s appeals to neurohistory. In C. Tileagă & J. Byford (eds.), Psychology and History: Interdisciplinary Explorations (pp. 64-82). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

6. Burman, J. T. (2013). Updating the Baldwin Effect: The biological levels behind Piaget’s new theory. New Ideas in Psychology, 31(3), 363-373. doi:10.1016/j.newideapsych.2012.07.003

5. Nicolas, S., Andrieu, B., Croizet, J. C., Sanitioso, R. B., & Burman, J. T. (2013). Sick? Or slow? On the origins of intelligence as a psychological object. Intelligence, 41(5), 699-711. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2013.08.006

4. Green, C. D., Feinerer, I., & Burman, J. T. (2013). Beyond the schools of psychology 1: A cluster analysis of Psychological Review, 1894-1903. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 49(2), 167-189. doi:10.1002/jhbs.21592

3. Burman, J. T. (2012). The misunderstanding of memes: Biography of an unscientific object, 1976-1999. Perspectives on Science, 20(1), 75-104. doi:10.1162/POSC_a_00057

2. Burman, J. T. (2012). History from within? Contextualizing the new neurohistory and seeking its methods. History of Psychology, 15(1), 84-99. doi:10.1037/a0023500

1. Burman, J. T. (2008). Experimenting in relation to Piaget: Education is a chaperoned process of adaptation. Perspectives on Science, 16(2), 160-195. doi:10.1162/posc.2008.16.2.160

Book reviews, comments, notes, and sundries

15. [Book review] Burman, J. T. (forthcoming). [Invited review of Jürgen Renn’s The Evolution of Knowledge]. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.

14. [Comment] Burman, J. T., & Collins, B. M. (2020). Commentary: Why study the History of Neuroscience? Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1-2. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2020.00127

13. [Comment] Burman, J. T. (2020). On the implications of object permanence: Microhistorical insights from Piaget’s new theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43(e124). doi:10.1017/S0140525X19002954

12. [Book Review] Burman, J. T., Weizmann, F. & Bazar, J. (2020). [Invited review of Ted Porter’s Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity.] Isis, 111(1), 149-151.

11. [Introduction] Burman, J. T. (2018). Digital methods can help you…: if you’re careful, critical, and not historiographically-naïve. [Introduction to special section.] History of Psychology, 21(4), 297-301. doi:10.1037/hop0000112

10. [Comment] Burman, J. T. (2017). Philosophical histories can be contextual without being sociological: Comment on Araujo’s historiography. Theory & Psychology, 27(1), 117-125. doi:10.1177/0959354316682862

9. [Interview] MIT Press. (2016). Spotlight on Science: Jeremy Trevelyan Burman. [Discussion of “the misunderstanding of memes.”] Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

8. [Report] Burman, J. T. (2013). Profiles of international archives: Les Archives Jean Piaget, University of Geneva, Switzerland. History of Psychology, 16(2), 158-161. doi:10.1037/a0031405

7. [Book Review] Müller, U., Burman, J. T., & Hutchison, S. (2013). The developmental psychology of Jean Piaget: A quinquagenary retrospective. [Invited review of the book The Developmental Psychology of Jean Piaget, by J. Flavell, for its fiftieth anniversary.] Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 34(1), 52-55. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2012.10.001

6. [Report] Burman, J. T. (2012). Jean Piaget: Images of a life and his factory. [Invited research report inspired by the book Bonjour Monsieur Piaget, by M. Ratcliff.] History of Psychology, 15(3), 283-288. doi:10.1037/a0025930

5. [Book Review] Burman, J. T. (2011). The zeroeth Piaget. [Invited review of the book Jean Piaget and Neuchâtel, edited by A.-N. Perret-Clermont and J.-M. Barrelet.] Theory & Psychology, 21(1), 130-133. doi:10.1177/0959354310361407

4. [Invited Debate] Hobbs, S. & Burman, J. T. (2009). Looking back: Is the cognitive revolution a myth? The Psychologist, 22(9), 812-815.

3. [Comment] Burman, J. T. (2009). Convergent plurality or basic incommensurability? (Toward the formalizing of Goertzen’s solution to the ‘crisis’ in psychology). History and Philosophy of Psychology Bulletin, 20(1), 23-28.

2. [Comment] Burman, J. T. (2007). Piaget no ‘remedy’ for Kuhn, but the two should be read together: Comment on Tsou’s ‘Piaget vs. Kuhn on Scientific Progress’. Theory & Psychology, 17(5), 721-732. doi:10.1177/0959354307079306

1. [Book Review] Burman, J. T. (2006). [Review of the book Consciousness & Emotion, vol. 1: Agency, conscious choice, and selective perception.] Journal of Consciousness Studies, 13(12), 115-119.

Academic blogging

231. Burman, J. T. (2020, September). Reading fast and slow: The trust in databases problem. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

230. Burman, J. T. (2020, April). Living History. Upside down world. [Password-protected staff-only Corona Crisis blog at RUG.] Republished with minor edits in the university newspaper as “This time you decide if my dad lives, so please: be a hero”. UKrant, University of Groningen.

229. Burman, J. T. (2020, March). Haiku for the History of Psychology. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

228. Burman, J. T. (2019, July). Reframing rejection in academia. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

227. Burman, J. T. (2019, May). An invitation to master Writing Skills. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

226. Burman, J. T. (2018, October). I love you. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

225. Burman, J. T. (2018, April). After Brexit: Locating the future leaders of psychology in Europe. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

224. Burman, J. T. (2017, Nov). Summer of history. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

223. Burman, J. T. (2017, Sept). A wonderful gift. MindWise. Heymans Institute for Psychological Research, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

222. Burman, J. T. (2015, Feb). ThinkSwiss changed my life, and set my career trajectory. ThinkSwiss. Embassy of Switzerland.

221. Burman, J. T. (2012, March). “Sizzle vs. steak” and the misunderstanding of memes. Mobilize This! York University.

207-220. Burman, J. T. (2009-2013). [Various]. In J. L. Young & C. D. Green (eds), Advances in the History of Psychology. York University.

1-206. Burman, J. T. (2007-2009). [Various]. In J. T. Burman & C. D. Green (eds), Advances in the History of Psychology. York University.

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