Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

by Mathew Thomson

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Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain by Mathew Thomson

Psychological Subjects is a broad-ranging and original historical study of how psychological thinking developed as a feature of life in twentieth-century Britain. Ranging from the excitement about a new age at the start of the century to the permissive society of the 1970s, it offers us a new picture of how Britons of the period came to think about

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199287802
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2006
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

University of Warwick

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Psychologies of the New Age
1. Practical Psychology
2. Reframing the Discipline
3. After the New Age
II. Prospects and Problems
4. Psychology and Education
5. Psychology and the Problem of Industrial Civilization
6. Medicine and the Psychological
III. Ends
7. Psychology and the Mid-Century Crisis
8. Towards the Permissive Society
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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