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Critical Psychology, 2nd Edition Just Released

By Scot Evans – March 6, 2009
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Critical Psychology, Second edition 2009, Edited by Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky, & Stephanie Austin, London: Sage Publications. This substantially revised and expanded second edition includes many chapters on new topics.

Critical Psychology, Second edition 2009, Edited by Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky, & Stephanie Austin, London: Sage Publications. This substantially revised and expanded second edition includes many chapters on new topics. Critical Psychology: An Introduction presents an array of approaches that challenge mainstream psychology in fundamental ways. By mainstream psychology we mean the psychology that universities most often teach and that clinicians, researchers, and consultants most often practise. It is the psychology you probably studied in your introductory course, presented as a science whose researchers use objective methods to understand human behaviour and whose practitioners help individuals cope with distress. Building on their research findings, mainstream psychologists who recognize the societal sources of that distress sometimes propose institutional reforms to help people function more effectively. In short, most psychologists expect to do good. And often they do. Critical psychologists, in contrast, see things very differently. We believe that mainstream psychology has institutionalized a narrow view of the field's ethical mandate to promote human welfare. That narrowness leads to many negative consequences, as this book elaborates in some detail.

 

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Scot Evans

Assistant Professor, Educational and Psychological StudiesUniversity of Miami

Dr. Evans joined the EPS faculty at the University of Miami in August, 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 2005. He has a…

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