Psychology: Critical Psychology

  • Children's Agency: A Critical, Psychosocial Perspective book cover

    Children's Agency

    A Critical, Psychosocial Perspective

    By Sheila Greene, Elizabeth Nixon

    This novel book approaches the topic of children’s agency from a fresh perspective, emphasising what psychological and developmental science can bring to a debate which has been dominated by sociology and anthropology. It reviews research on agency from family, school and wider society domains,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Challenges of Cultural Psychology: Historical Legacies and Future Responsibilities book cover

    The Challenges of Cultural Psychology

    Historical Legacies and Future Responsibilities

    Edited by Gordana Jovanović, Lars Allolio-Näcke, Carl Ratner

    This unique collection seeks to advance the field of cultural psychology by reviving its historical legacies and arguing for its social responsibility in future historical development. Drawing on different aspects and historical elaborations of cultural psychology, it provides an integrative and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Identical Twins: The Social Construction and Performance of Identity in Culture and Society book cover

    Identical Twins

    The Social Construction and Performance of Identity in Culture and Society

    By Mvikeli Ncube

    This book conceptualises twin identity as a multi-layered dynamic that changes through performance, and explores twin identity through a social constructionist approach. By examining the theories of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, the author aims to show that the ‘identity’ of twins is managed…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Mind: Subjectivity, science and experiences in change book cover

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Mind

    Subjectivity, science and experiences in change

    By Line Joranger

    One of the main aims of contemporary psychology is to understand a person's explicit and implicit ways of thinking and acting. In light of this, it may seem like the ultimate paradox that psychology is currently overflowing with brain concepts belonging to the external, visible, brain-world and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

  • NO BODY: Clinical Constructions of Gender and Transsexuality, Pathologisation, Violence and Deconstruction book cover

    NO BODY

    Clinical Constructions of Gender and Transsexuality, Pathologisation, Violence and Deconstruction

    By Miguel Rosello Penaloza

    What articulations between bodies, genders and desires are required socio-culturally for recognition of what is human? What happens with those people who do not meet the heteronormative criteria of intelligible life? Are psychology and medicine part of the solution, or part of the problem? This…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Psychology

  • On Hijacking Science: Exploring the Nature and Consequences of Overreach in Psychology book cover

    On Hijacking Science

    Exploring the Nature and Consequences of Overreach in Psychology

    Edited by Edwin E. Gantt, Richard N. Williams

    This book examines the origins, presence, and implications of scientistic thinking in psychology. Scientism, an intellectual overreaching embodying the claim that only knowledge attained by means of natural scientific methods counts as valid and valuable knowledge, increasingly dominates thinking…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

  • Positive Psychology and its Discontents: Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again book cover

    Positive Psychology and its Discontents

    Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again

    By Matthew McDonald, Michael Wearing

    Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Damaged Life: The Crisis of the Modern Psyche book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge
    Psychology Revivals

  • Queer Politics in India: Towards Sexual Subaltern Subjects book cover

    Queer Politics in India: Towards Sexual Subaltern Subjects

    By Shraddha Chatterjee

    Queer Politics in India simultaneously tells two interconnected stories. The first explores the struggle against violence and marginalization by queer people in the Indian subcontinent, and places this movement towards equality and inclusion in relation to queer movements across the world. The…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06 
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda: Case studies and interventions book cover

    Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda

    Case studies and interventions

    Edited by Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Douglas C Maynard, Mary O'Neil Berry

    In recent years, a new movement has emerged within organizational psychology, transposing the established principles of the field onto arenas of more pressing humanitarian need, including the humanitarian treatment of all workers in all work settings. Humanitarian Work Psychology (HWP) stretches…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge

  • Child-Care and the Psychology of Development book cover

    Child-Care and the Psychology of Development

    By Elly Singer

    Are child-care centres good for children? How can we provide good day-care? Feminists have long argued for the provision of day-care facilities so that mothers may be free to work outside the home. The call had enjoyed little support from politicians and experts, however. Feminists had been seen to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge
    Psychology Library Editions: Child Development

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