Psychology and Society: Radical Theory and Practice

Psychology and Society: Radical Theory and Practice

by Ian Parker (Editor), Russell Spears (Series Editor)


This book brings together contributors from different countries, covering a wide range of social science and social welfare traditions within psychology: from behaviourism to psychoanalysis.

This cutting-edge and controversial collection of essays tackles many of the crises facing both radical politics and psychology in the light of multifarious 'post' debates. Providing a lucid overview and keen discussion, this collection contextualises developments at the interface between politics and psychology within a historical materialist framework, and connects the political practice of radicals in psychology with perspectives for change in contemporary Marxism.

This radical volume creates a unique site for psychologists on the left to explore key issues in a changing political climate.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
Publisher: Pluto Press
Published: 17 Jul 1996

ISBN 10: 0745308791
ISBN 13: 9780745308791

Media Reviews
'An impressive attempt to reclaim Marxism for psychology, and to collect together some of the best recent work in this tradition' -- Psychology in Society
'Serves to introduce undergraduate students to important, but neglected, traditions' -- Journal of the History of Behavioural Science
Author Bio
Ian Parker is Professor of Management in the School of Management at the University of Leicester and President of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of Psychology and Society (Pluto, 1996), Slavoj Zizek: A Critical Introduction (Pluto, 2004) and Revolution in Psychology (Pluto, 2007). Russell Spears is Professor of Social Psychology at the Universiet van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is currently editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology.