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  • How to Rethink Mental Illness

    The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    By Bernard Guerin

    The world of mental illness is typically framed around symptoms and cures, where every client is given a label.  In this challenging new book, Professor Bernard Guerin provides a fresh alternative to considering these issues, based in interdisciplinary social sciences and discourse analysis rather…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge

  • A Critical Introduction to Sport Psychology

    3rd Edition

    By Aidan Moran, John Toner

    The new 3rd edition of Sport Psychology: A Critical Introduction is the only textbook in the field that provides not only a detailed overview of key theories, concepts and findings within the discipline of sport psychology, but also a critical perspective that examines and challenges these core…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Adopted Women and Biological Fathers

    Reimagining stories of origin and trauma

    By Elizabeth Hughes

    Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women’s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge
    Women and Psychology

  • The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Brent D. Slife, Kari O'Grady

    By revealing underlying assumptions that influence the field of psychology, The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice challenges psychologists to reconsider the origins of ideas they may take as psychological truths. Worldviews, or the systems of assumptions that provide…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Routledge
    Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

  • Optimizing the Self

    Social representations of self-help

    By Ole Jacob Madsen

    This book provides an analysis of the social representations of leading self-help genres, including neurolinguistic programming, cognitive self-help therapy, mindfulness, self-management, self-esteem, self-leadership and self-control. Exploring the globalised therapeutic culture of today, the book…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge
    Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

  • Marxism and Psychoanalysis

    In or against Psychology?

    By David Pavon-Cuellar

    The methods developed by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological underpinnings of modern and now postmodern or hypermodern western societies. In this intriguing book, the discipline of psychology itself is screened through the twin dynamics of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06 
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Constructing Pain

    Historical, psychological and critical perspectives

    By Robert Kugelmann

    Everyone experiences pain, whether it’s emotional or physical, chronic or acute. Pain is part of what it means to be human, and so an understanding of how we relate to it as individuals - as well as cultures and societies - is fundamental to who we are.  In this important new book, the first in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • Deconstructing Developmental Psychology

    3rd Edition

    By Erica Burman

    In this completely revised and updated edition, Deconstructing Developmental Psychology interrogates the assumptions and practices surrounding the psychology of child development, providing a critical evaluation of the role and contribution of developmental psychology within social practice. Since…

    Paperback – 2016-11-22
    Routledge

  • Developing Minds

    Psychology, neoliberalism and power

    By Elise Klein

    Development policy makers and practitioners are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to target ‘development’ interventions and the psychological domain is now a specific frontier of their interventional focus. This landmark study considers the problematic relationship between…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Psychology Exposed

    Or the Emperor's New Clothes

    By Paul Kline

    Originally published in 1988, in this personal review of the state of academic psychology, Paul Kline draws attention to the way in which his peers at the time studiously avoided such threatening matters as human feelings and emotions, unconscious ‘complexes’ – in short anything that could be…

    Paperback – 2016-09-21
    Routledge
    Psychology Revivals

  • Rethinking Education through Critical Psychology

    Cooperative schools, social justice and voice

    By Gail Davidge

    Since the very first ‘co-operative’ school opened its doors in 2008, the complicated relations between ‘co-operative’ approaches to schooling and democratic subjectivity remain unexplored. This ground breaking book considers the role of ‘voice’ in co-operative schooling and its place in radical…

    Paperback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Deleuze and Psychology

    Philosophical Provocations to Psychological Practices

    By Maria Nichterlein, John R. Morss

    An increasing number of scholars, students and practitioners of psychology are becoming intrigued by the ideas of Gilles Deleuze and of Felix Guattari. This book aims to be a critical introduction to these ideas, which have so much to offer psychology in terms of new directions as well as critique.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

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