The Business of Psychology

“Parker (1999) contends that critical psychology aims to reflect upon the diverse ways in which men and women of the various cultures and classes create meaning in their lives, including the manner in which they reflect upon their lived experiences. Because the explanations and concepts of psychology feature so strongly in such accounts, an important part of such an exercise is an examination of how dominant forms of psychology operate here, and operate ideologically in the service of certain interest and power groups.  What becomes important here is that we consider the reflections on life of the marginalised groups in society – those reflections typically ignored by psychology – because these reflections may help us to upset some of the ideological uses of certain psychological notions and the interests of power that they serve.”

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Posted on November 11, 2012, in Mental Health. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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