Andy Lock

Professor of Psychology

Massey University

Palmerston North

New Zealand



Books & Edited Books





Some selected papers


Lock, A. & Shotter, J. (2011). The social nature of human development. Chapter prepared for Slater, A. & Bremner, J. G. (Eds.) An introduction to developmental psychology. Oxford: Blackwell

Lock, A. & Zukow-Goldring, P. (2010). Preverbal communication. In J. G. Bremner & T. E. Wachs (Eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, Volume 1, Basic Research, 2nd Edition.Wiley: London and New York. Chapter 13

Lock, A. (2010). Understanding pointing. Human Development, 53, pp.127-133.

Andrew Lock, David Epston, Richard Maisel & Natasha de Faria (2005). Resisting anorexia/bulimia: Foucauldian perspectives in narrative therapy. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 33, pp. 315-332.

Lock, A., Epston, D & Maisel, R. (2004) Countering that which is called anorexia. Narrative Inquiry, 14, pp. 275-301.

Lock, A. (2001). How language creates the world, and the world structures cognition. Draft of a paper for a Conference on language origins, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, August 10-12, 2001

Lock, A. (1999). On the recent origin of symbolically-mediated language and its implications for psychological science. In M. C. Corballis and S. E. G. Lea (Eds.) The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 324-356.

Some selected lectures


George Herbert Mead

Jacob von Uexkull


The properties of symbol systems

Some information about qualitative research in psychology @ Massey