This is a manifesto claiming for the need of experimental writing as a powerful tool to help overcome three of the biggest problems of psychology: its obsession with representation, its complicity with colonialism and its neglect of the body. These three problems, I argue, can be fought by breaking apart the writing technologies we use to produce knowledge in psychology and moving toward experimental writing. Experimental writing thus is important for theoretical, political and ontological reasons that I will elaborate. While I explain these three problems, and as a performative exercise of my argument, a tryptic poem will be interwoven and simultaneously written. The name of the poem is Beheaded Monsters. While this Abstract has reflected on content, I conclude with a 'Concrete' that reflects on form.
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