Klaus Holzkamp

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Klaus Holzkamp.

Klaus Holzkamp (November 30, 1927, Berlin – November 1, 1995) was a German psychologist. He worked as a professor at the Free University of Berlin. He took a central role in defining critical psychology based on the works of Karl Marx.[1] Holzkamp's main message is that mainstream psychology serves the interest of the power elite by disregarding the ability of humans to change their life circumstances. In a standard scientific study in the field of psychology the test setting is taken as a given, unchangeable fact, while in real life people may organize themselves and transform society.

Selected works[edit]

German books:

  • Kritische Psychologie - Vorbereitende Arbeiten (1972)
  • Grundlegung der Psychologie (1983)
  • Lernen. Subjektwissenschaftliche Grundlegung. (1993)


  1. ^ Loren R. Graham, Wolf Lepenies and Peter Weingart (1983). Functions and Uses of Disciplinary Histories. Boston: D. Reidel Publishing Company. p. P. 195. ISBN 90-277-1520-3. 

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