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Critical Psychology

Main article: Critical psychology

Critical psychology is a sub-discipline aimed at evaluating mainstream psychology and attempts to apply psychology in more progressive ways, often looking towards social change as a means of preventing and treating psychopathology. One of critical psychology's main objections to conventional psychology is that it ignores the way power differences between social classes and groups can affect the mental and physical well-being of individuals or groups of people. Contributors to the field include Klaus Holzkamp and Ian Parker. Key elements within critical psychology include the study of power relations, situated knowledge, and the dualisms of the self and the agency, and the individual and the social. A discursive strain of critical psychology was developed in the 1990s by Jonathan Potter and Derek Edwards. Discursive psychology examines how psychological phenomena are created, made relevant, and put to use in discourse, verbal interaction, and everyday talk. It is opposed to cognitivist approaches.

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Annual Review Of Critical Psychology
... The Annual Review of Critical Psychology is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of critical psychology ... The first issue, on the foundations of critical psychology, was published in 1999 ... Starting in 2006, the Annual Review of Critical Psychology has been published as an open-access online journal ...
Critical Psychology Internationally - United States and Canada
... Critical psychology in the United States and Canada has, for the most part, focused on critiques of mainstream psychology's support for an unjust status quo ... No departments of critical psychology exist, with the exception of the Bachelor's Completion Program with a minor in Critical Psychology, offered at the California Institute of ... North American efforts include the 1993 founding of RadPsyNet Radical Psychology Network, the 1997 publication of Critical Psychology An Introduction (edited by Dennis Fox ...

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