Released on 2016-06-23Categories Psychology

A History of “Relevance” in Psychology

A History of “Relevance” in Psychology

Author: Wahbie Long

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137474896

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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This book represents the first attempt to historicise and theorise appeals for ‘relevance’ in psychology. It argues that the persistence of questions about the ‘relevance’ of psychology derives from the discipline’s terminal inability to define its subject matter, its reliance on a socially disinterested science to underwrite its knowledge claims, and its consequent failure to address itself to the needs of a rapidly changing world. The chapters go on to consider the ‘relevance’ debate within South African psychology, by critically analysing discourse of forty-five presidential, keynote and opening addresses delivered at annual national psychology congresses between 1950 and 2011, and observes how appeals for ‘relevance’ were advanced by reactionary, progressive and radical psychologists alike. The book presents, moreover, the provocative thesis that the revolutionary quest for ‘social relevance’ that began in the 1960s has been supplanted by an ethic of ‘market relevance’ that threatens to isolate the discipline still further from the anxieties of broader society. With powerful interest groups continuing to co-opt psychologists without relent, this is a development that only psychologists of conscience can arrest.
Released on 2004Categories Psychology

Critical Psychology

Critical Psychology

Author: Derek Hook

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 1919713883

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

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Offers a broad introduction to critical psychology and explores the socio-political contexts of post-apartheid South Africa. This title expands on the theoretical resources usually referred to in the field of critical psychology by providing substantive discussions on Black Consciousness, Post-colonialism and Africanist forms of critique.
Released on 2009-01-26Categories Psychology

Social Psychology and Discourse

Social Psychology and Discourse

Author: Andrew McKinlay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444303100

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 925

A unique and creative textbook that introduces the 'discursiveturn' to a new generation of students, Social Psychology andDiscourse summarizes and evaluates the current state-of-the-artin social psychology. Using the explanatory framework found intypical texts, it provides unparallel coverage on DiscourseAnalytic Psychology in a format that is immediately familiar toundergraduate readers. A timely overview of the breadth and depth of discourseresearch, ideal for undergraduates and also a great resource forpostgraduate research students embarking on a discursiveproject No other text offers the same range of coverage - from the coretopics of social cognition, attitudes, prejudice and relationshipsto lesser known areas such as small group phenomena Includes a host of student-friendly features such as chapteroutlines, key terms, a glossary, activity questions, classicstudies and further reading
Released on 2018-03-17Categories

Learn to Speak English for Afrikaans Speakers

Learn to Speak English for Afrikaans Speakers

Author: Nam H Nguyen

Publisher: Nam H Nguyen

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 265

View: 118

This online book contains 6382 mix words, phrases, expressions, and sentences. If you are mastering the first 75 pages of this book, you can get through any situation during your trip abroad. If you are mastering 150 pages or more of this book while listening to the audio, you can live and work in that country without any problems! I can show you the best way to learn languages! The next step is yours! Study hard and you will learn your languages. Hierdie aanlyn boek bevat 6382 mengsel woorde, frases, uitdrukkings, en sinne . Daar is 64 klank -eenhede vir hierdie boek. Elke klank - eenheid bevat 100 gemengde woorde, frases, uitdrukkings, en sinne . As jy het 'n kans , koop asseblief die klank , want dit is nie ingesluit met hierdie boek, soos hierbo genoem.
Released on 2019-07-26Categories Computers

The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions

The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions

Author: Desjarlais, Malinda

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522594147

Category: Computers

Page: 477

View: 737

Adolescents and young adults are the main users of social media. This has sparked interest among researchers regarding the effects of social media on normative development. There exists a need for an edited collection that will provide readers with both breadth and depth on the impacts of social media on normative development and social media as an amplifier of positive and negative behaviors. The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions is an essential reference book that focuses on current social media research and provides insight into the benefits and detriments of social media through the lens of psychological theories. It enhances the understanding of current research regarding the antecedents to social media use and problematic use, effects of use for identity formation, mental and physical health, and relationships (friendships and romantic and family relationships) in addition to implications for education and support groups. Intended to aid in collaborative research opportunities, this book is ideal for clinicians, educators, researchers, councilors, psychologists, and social workers.
Released on 2013-08-21Categories Psychology

Re-examining Psychology

Re-examining Psychology

Author: Len T. Holdstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134660414

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 382

First published in 2004. Re-examining Psychology takes a critical look at some of the principles underlying the discipline and offers an insight into alternative psychological perspectives deriving from sub-Saharan Africa.