About the Author
Martin Packer is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He received his BA in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, and his PhD in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a research psychologist at Bedford College, University of London, and St. Mary's Hospital Perinatal Research Unit. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and Duquesne University. He has been visiting professor at Universidad de las Americas, in Puebla, Mexico, and at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, in Xochimilco, Mexico City. His research has explored interactions between neonates and their mothers, early childhood-peer relations, conflict among adolescents, and the way schools change the kind of person a child becomes. Packer is co-editor of Entering the Circle: Hermeneutic Investigation in Psychology (with Ritch Addison), Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development (with Mark Tappan) and Reflections on the Learning Sciences (with Michael Evans and Keith Sawyer). He is author of The Structure of Moral Action, of Changing Classes: School Reform and the New Economy,and of The Science of Qualitative Research (translated into Spanich). He was one of the founding co-editors of the journal Qualitative Research in Psychology, has been editor of Mind, Culture, and Activity, and has published articles in American Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, The Journal of the Learning Sciences, Revista Colombiana de Psicologia, and Mind, Culture & Activity. He is currently an editorial board member of The Humanistic Psychologist, Qualitative Research in Psychology, and Mind, Culture, and Activity.