A Critical Psychology: Interpretation of the Personal World

A Critical Psychology: Interpretation of the Personal World

by Edmund V. Sullivan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461296645
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/02/2011
Series: Path in Psychology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Metaphors of Understanding: A Critical Introduction.- Metaphors of Understanding.- The Mechanical Metaphor.- The Organic Metaphor.- The Personal Metaphor.- Prospectus.- 2 Human Expression: A Relational Act.- Prologue.- Expression.- Loose Ends: Habits and the Unconscious.- Summary.- 3 The Personal World: A Relational Event, a Cultural Reality.- Individualism: An Impediment.- The Personal World as a Relational Totality.- The Personal World as a Metaphor of Communication.- Integrative Components of a Personal World.- Summary.- 4 Personal World, Cultural Forms, and the Structures of Class, Gender, Ethnicity, and Age.- Power, Agency, and Domination.- Class as a Structure of Domination.- Class, Cultural Form, and Ethnicity.- Gender and Domination.- Age and Class Dynamics.- Conclusion.- 5 Interpretation.- The Personal World as a Text.- The Problem of Mediation and the Paradoxes of Psychological Interpretation.- The Hermeneutic or Interpretive Spiral.- 6 Critical Interpretation.- Emancipatory Psychology and Its Relation to a Critical Theory of Society.- Psychology in the Social Order.- Cause and Intention.- 7 Adequacy of Interpretation.- The Problem of Multiple Horizons.- Study 1: The Rules of Disorder.- Study 2: Learning to Labour.- Adequacy of the Accounts: A Comparison.- Method Revisited.

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