Psychology without Foundations
History, Philosophy and Psychosocial Theory
For many years, for many people social psychology has been deemed a discipline in crisis.
This new book proposes a way out of the crisis by letting go of the idea that psychology needs new foundations or a new identity, whether biological, discursive or cognitive. The psychological is not narrowly confined to any one aspect of human experience; it is quite literally everywhere.
The book proposes a strong process-oriented approach to the psychological, which studies events or occasions. Aspects of experience such as communication or embodiment are treated as thoroughly mediated - the product of multiple intersecting relationships between the biological, the psychic and the social. The outcome is an image of a mobile, reflexively founded discipline which follows the psychological wherever it takes us, from the depths of embodiment to the complexities of modern global politics.
248 pages; ISBN 9781473903630
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Title: Psychology without Foundations
Author: Steven Brown; Paul Stenner