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Psychosocial: qu'est-ce que c'est?

Stenner, Paul (2014). Psychosocial: qu'est-ce que c'est? Journal of Psycho-Social Studies, 8(1) pp. 205–216.

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My title - which of course is inspired by the Talking Heads and by Asbo Derek – reflects the preoccupation with the nature and limits of psychosocial studies expressed, quite appropriately, at the inaugural APS (Association for Psychosocial Studies) meeting. My unscripted comments at that meeting were intended to encourage an open definition of psychosocial studies as a critical and non-foundational transdiscipline, and, in line with this, to discourage the premature consolidation of a version of psychosocial studies foundationed upon psychoanalysis. Such a foundation risks an unfortunate ‘hardening’ of the categories ‘inner world’ and ‘outer world’ – a hardening which lodges a false sense of disciplinary expertise just where an open channel of constructive interchange is most required.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
ISSN: 1478-6737
Extra Information: Special Issue: Launch of the Association for Psychosocial Studies
Keywords: psychosocial; psychoanalysis; social construction; imagination
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)
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Item ID: 41435
Depositing User: Paul Stenner
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 09:09
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 06:05
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