Psychological Theory, Research, Methodology, and Feminist Critiques

Capdevila, Rose and McAvoy, Jean M. (2016). Psychological Theory, Research, Methodology, and Feminist Critiques. In: Naples, Nancy ed. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss166

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118...

Abstract

Conventional psychology has conceptualized the normative subject as the white heterosexual able-bodied male. This perspective has shaped the development of theory, research, methods, and findings within the discipline. Traditionally, feminist critiques have pointed to the ways in which this approach has disadvantaged women through invisibility and pathologization. Latterly, these critiques have extended to include constructionist analyses of the production and institutionalization of psychological knowledge.

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