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  • Marxism and Psychoanalysis

    In or against Psychology?

    By David Pavon-Cuellar

    The intellectual traditions initiated by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological foundations upon which modern and now postmodern western societies rest. In this intriguing book, the discipline of Psychology itself is screened through the twin…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06 
    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 – 2016-12-12 
    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 – 2016-11-16 

  • Femininity and the Physically Active Woman

    By Precilla Y. L. Choi

    The fitness boom of the last two decades has led to many people incorporating exercise into their lifestyles through activities such as jogging and aerobics. However, whilst many physical and psychological health benefits have been documented, far too few people actually take part in enough…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Women and Psychology

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • The Psychopolitics of Food

    Culinary rites of passage in the neoliberal age

    By Mihalis Mentinis

    The Psychopolitics of Food probes into the contemporary ‘foodscape’, examining culinary practices and food habits and in particular the ways in which they conflate with neoliberal political economy. It suggests that generic alimentary and culinary practices constitute technologies of the self and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Damaged Life

    The Crisis of the Modern Psyche

    By Tod Sloan

    What are the psychological problems caused by modernization? How can we minimize its negative effects? Modernization has brought many material benefits to us, yet we are constantly told how unhappy we are: crime, divorce, suicide, depression and anxiety are rampant. How can this contradiction be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-23
    Psychology Revivals

  • How to Rethink Human Behavior

    A Practical Guide to Social Contextual Analysis

    By Bernard Guerin

    Developed from the author’s long teaching career, How to Rethink Human Behavior aims to cultivate practical skills in human observation and analysis, rather than offer a catalogue of immutable ‘facts’. It synthesizes key psychological concepts with insights from other disciplines, including…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17

  • Ethics and Psychology

    Beyond Codes of Practice

    By Calum Neill

    This highly original book explores the idea and potential of psychology in the context of ethical theory, and the idea of ethics in the context of psychology. In so doing, it not only interrogates how we come to understand ethics and notions of right behaviour, but also questions the discipline of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

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