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Psy disciplines

McAvoy, Jean (2014). Psy disciplines. In: Teo, Thomas ed. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. New York: Springer, pp. 1527–1529.

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The psy disciplines are those fields of knowledge associated with mind, mental life, and behaviour, most typically psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, but extending more broadly to a wide range of applied areas. The knowledge and practice of the psy disciplines are a central focus of attention within critical psychology because of the power the disciplines exercise in constructing and constituting people in particular ways. Critical approaches interrogate what knowledge/powers are exercised via those disciplines, how that knowledge/power occurs, and on what grounds it is exercised.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 Springer Science+Business Media
ISBN: 1-4614-5582-0, 978-1-4614-5582-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 40691
Depositing User: Jean McAvoy
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 09:37
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 05:07
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