Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd Revised edition)

Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd Revised edition)

By: Stephanie Austin (editor), Professor Dennis R. Fox (editor), Isaac Prilleltensky (editor)Hardback

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `Do read this book - it will refresh you if you have not come across critical psychology before. If you are already "critical", this is an excellent, up-to-date overview of the area' - THE (Times Higher Education) 'An excellent book in all respects - compulsory reading for scholars interested in a socio-political contextual analysis of complex human behaviour' - Professor David F Marks, City University, London 'The arrival of a Second Edition of this classic is an exciting event. The editors have assembled a world class array of authors to bring students to the forefront of critical scholarship today. Adding to the work's lustre are fresh new chapters on critical social issues, along with a set of new pedagogical aids. Bravo!' - Kenneth J. Gergen, Senior Research Professor, Swarthmore College The Second Edition of Critical Psychology extends the original's comprehensive and accessible critique of mainstream psychology. Fully revised, reconfigured and expanded, the Second Edition explores critical psychology's continued growth and diversification, offering practical advice, and noting significant theoretical and political dilemmas confronting critical psychologists today. While other texts focus on narrower specialties within critical psychology or on specific theoretical or methodological perspectives, Critical Psychology retains its focus on critical psychology as a whole. Key features of the new edition include: - each chapter now also includes a summary of main points, a glossary of important terms, suggested readings and Internet sites, and questions for discussion - the book's contributors - most of them new - have thoroughly updated the original chapters and provide multiple perspectives on critical psychology's core concerns - reflecting recent developments, Parts Three and Four are completely new to this edition. Part Three provides in-depth coverage of critical psychology's relevance to social justice, focusing on the issues of race, class, gender, disability, colonization/globalization, human rights/social justice in post-conflict settings, and oppression/empowerment in mental health systems. Part Four examines critical psychology practice, from theory, methodology and therapy to community organizing and the politics of resistance.


PART ONE: CRITICAL OVERVIEWS Critical Psychology for Social Justice - Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky and Stephanie Austin Concerns and Dilemmas What Critical Psychologists Should Know about the History of Psychology - Ben Harris Philosophical Concerns in Critical Psychology - Thomas Teo PART TWO: CRITICAL DISCIPLINES Theories of Personality - Tod Sloan Clinical Psychology - Jeanne Marecek and Rachel T Hare-Mustin The Politics of Madness Social Psychology and Social Change - Frances Cherry Concepts and Directions in Critical Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Gazi Islam and Michael Zyphur Community Psychology - Isaac Prilleltensky and Geoffrey Nelson Advancing Social Justice Critical Health Psychology - Kerry Chamberlain and Michael Murray Psychology and the Law - Bruce Arrigo and Dennis Fox The Crime of Policy and the Search for Justice Rethinking Subjectivity - Alexa Hepburn and Clare Jackson A Discursive Psychological Approach to Cognition and Emotion PART THREE: CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES Race and Racism - Kevin Durrheim, Derek Hook and Damien W Riggs Class - Heather E Bullock and Wendy M Limbert Gender - Victoria Clarke and Virginia Braun Critical Psychology and Disability Studies - Ora Prilleltensky Critiquing the Mainstream, Critiquing the Critique From Colonization to Globalization - Ingrid Huygens Continuities in Colonial 'Common Sense' Psychosocial Trauma, Poverty and Human Rights in Communities Emerging from War - M Brinton Lykes and Erzulie D Coquillon Oppression and Empowerment - Michael McCubbin The Genesis of a Critical Analysis of Mental Health PART FOUR: CRITICAL PRACTICE Doing Theory - Tod Sloan Research Methodology - Wendy Stainton Rogers Psychopolitical Validity in Counselling and Therapy - Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky and Courte Voorhees Organizational and Community Change - Scot Evans and Colleen Loomis Critical Psychology and the Politics of Resistance - Vicky Steinitz and Elliot G Mishler Frequently Asked Questions - Dennis Fox

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  • ISBN13: 9781847871725
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781847871725
  • weight: 990
  • ISBN10: 1847871720
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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