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Psychosocial Research

Taylor, Stephanie (2017). Psychosocial Research. In: Gough, Brendan ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 225–241.

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The relatively new area of psychosocial studies has developed in part as a critique of psychology and a response to its supposed deficiencies. This chapter reviews the relationship between the psychosocial and the psychological, noting the substantial contributions of psychologists, including social and critical psychologists, to the development of psychosocial studies. Referring to four published examples of research studies, the chapter discusses key psychosocial claims and concepts, considering their distinctive contribution to concerns—social context, subjectivity and emotion—which are also studied by critical and social psychologists.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author
ISBN: 1-137-51017-X, 978-1-137-51017-4
Keywords: psychosocial; social psychology; discursive; affect; subjectivity; extra-rational; irrational
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: 44670
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 10:23
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