Download A History of “Relevance” in Psychology by Wahbie Long PDF

By Wahbie Long

ISBN-10: 1137474890

ISBN-13: 9781137474896

This e-book represents the 1st try and historicise and theorise appeals for ‘relevance’ in psychology. It argues that the endurance of questions about the ‘relevance’ of psychology derives from the discipline’s terminal lack of ability to outline its material, its reliance on a socially disinterested technology to underwrite its wisdom claims, and its consequent failure to deal with itself to the wishes of a swiftly altering global.

The chapters move directly to examine the ‘relevance’ debate inside South African psychology, via significantly analysing discourse of forty-five presidential, keynote and commencing addresses brought at annual nationwide psychology congresses among 1950 and 2011, and observes how appeals for ‘relevance’ have been complex through reactionary, innovative and radical psychologists alike.

The e-book provides, in addition, the provocative thesis that the progressive quest for ‘social relevance’ that begun within the Nineteen Sixties has been supplanted via an ethic of ‘market relevance’ that threatens to isolate the self-discipline nonetheless farther from the anxieties of broader society. With strong curiosity teams carrying on with to co-opt psychologists with out relent, it is a improvement that simply psychologists of sense of right and wrong can arrest.

Show description

Read or Download A History of “Relevance” in Psychology PDF

Similar personality books

Personality Traits, 3rd edition

Now in its 3rd version, this dynamic textbook analyses the characteristics basic to human character: what they're, why they topic, their organic and social foundations, how they play out in human existence and their outcomes for cognition, pressure and actual and psychological well-being. The textual content additionally considers the functions of character review in scientific, academic and occupational settings, supplying the reader with an in depth realizing of the entire box of character qualities.

Social Structure and Personality

A set of essays which experiences the theoretical challenge of relationships among social constitution and character, and the way those various relationships benefit precise therapy for specific reasons. Parsons concludes that during the bigger photo, their interdependencies are so intimate that bringing them jointly in an interpretive synthesis is important if a balanced figuring out of the advanced as an entire is to be attained.

Handbook of Social Resource Theory: Theoretical Extensions, Empirical Insights, and Social Applications

Our lives as humans are characterised via creation and use of social assets, fabric (e. g. , funds and actual possessions) in addition to immaterial (such as love, wisdom, and power). Distribution and trade of those assets are important to contributors’ actual and psychological health and wellbeing and caliber of existence.

Understanding Educational Psychology: A Late Vygotskian, Spinozist Approach

This booklet sequence specializes in the improvement of latest qualitative methodologies for tutorial psychology and interdisciplinary enrichment in rules and practices. It publishes key principles of technique, diversified ways to education, family members, relationships and social negotiations of problems with academic techniques.

Extra info for A History of “Relevance” in Psychology

Example text

It is constellated around four core themes, namely, (1) an understanding of identity and national consciousness with a social psychological focus on an indigenous conceptualization of the psyche; (2) an awareness of and involvement in social issues; (3) attention to national and ethnic languages and cultures; and (4) the development of psychological practices appropriate for the Filipino context (Enriquez 1993). Notwithstanding the “social” and “cultural irrelevance” of its parent discipline, Sikolohiyang Pilipino does not promote the outright rejection of Western psychology: rather, it encourages—in some versions—an etic-emic hybridism, which Enriquez (1979 cited in Church and Katigbak 2002) championed by distinguishing between “indigenization from within” (utilizing native psychology) and “indigenization from without” (adapting foreign psychology).

Search for relevance. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. A HISTORY OF “RELEVANCE” 41 Azuma, H. (1984). Psychology in a non-Western country. International Journal of Psychology, 19, 45–55.  B. (1979). The dilemma of Muslim psychologists. London: MWH.  B. (1998). Training of psychosocial and medical practitioners in fighting substance addiction in Muslim and Arab cultures. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 15(4), 1–18. Baumrind, D. (1964). Some thoughts on ethics of research: After reading Milgram’s “behavioral study of obedience”.

His views on African intelligence, however, were unflattering: Dunston believed that Africans were appreciably less intelligent than whites, were short on initiative, did not learn from experience, and lacked not only the reasoning skills but also the requisite number of brain cells for becoming paranoid (Dunston 1923 cited in Seedat and MacKenzie 2008). These ideas dovetailed seamlessly with the untested notion of a “hierarchy of races,” advocated in 1920 by the Eugenics and Genetics Standing Committee of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 44 votes