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Historical dimensions of psychological discourse :
edited by Carl F. Graumann, Kenneth J. Gergen.
imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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vii, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521480213
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imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
isbn
0521480213
catalogue key
952227
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Speaking from several disciplinary standpoints, American and European scholars raise fundamental questions concerning the potential of psychological science to establish historically independent knowledge of mental process.
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In this volume, prominent American and European scholars from various disciplines illustrate the historical shaping of psychological discourse as it touches the fields of emotion, cognition, development, psychotherapy and gender differences. The book questions the ability of a psychological science to make positive affirmations that are historically-independent.
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In this volume, prominent American and European scholars from various disciplines illustrate the historical shaping of psychological discourse. They expose the ideological, intellectual, political, economic, and literary forces that enter into the cultural construction of mental life. Exploring emotion, cognition, development, psychotherapy and gender differences, this book not only challenges the reality of the taken-for-granted world of everyday life, but questions the ability of the psychological science to establish historically-independent knowledge of mental process.
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In this volume, prominent American and European scholars from various disciplines illustrate the historical shaping of psychological discourse. They expose the ideological, intellectual, political, economic and literary forces that enter into the cultural construction of mental life. Exploring emotion, cognition, development, psychotherapy and gender differences, this book not only challenges the reality of the taken-for-granted world of everyday life, but questions the ability of the psychological science to establish historically independent knowledge of mental process.
Main Description
In this volume, prominent American and European scholars explore the historical shaping of psychological discourse. Speaking from several disciplinary standpoints, attention is directed to the ideological, intellectual, political, economic and literary forces that enter into the cultural construction of mental life. In its explorations, the volume not only challenges the reality of the taken for granted world of everyday life, but raises fundamental questions concerning the potential of psychological science to establish historically independent knowledge of mental process. Contributions to the volume treat a variety of subjects, including the emotions, cognition, the concept of child development, psychotherapy, gender differences and knowledge. Additional chapters represent first-hand accounts of historical change in psychological movements.
Main Description
In this volume, prominent American and European scholars explore the historical shaping of psychological discourse. Speaking from several disciplinary standpoints, contributors focus on the ideological, intellectual, political, economic, and literary forces that enter into the cultural construction of mental life. In its explorations, the volume not only challenges the reality of the unquestioned world of everyday life, but raises fundamental questions concerning the potential of psychological science to establish historically-independent knowledge of mental process. Contributions variously cover the emotions, cognition, the concept of child development, psychotherapy, gender differences, and knowledge. Additional chapters represent first-hand accounts of historical change in psychological movements.
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We speak about the mind - about our thoughts, emotions, intentions, and the like - as if these words referred to actual events ("real thoughts", "real emotions", etc.). Yet, there is no way of determining what these words stand for, or whether such "real thoughts" or "real emotions" even exist. Are our present-day conceptions of psychological reality historically or culturally based? In this volume, prominent American and European scholars explore the historical shaping of psychological discourse. Speaking from several disciplinary standpoints, they direct attention to the ideological, intellectual, political, economic, and literary forces that enter into the cultural construction of mental life. In its explorations, the volume not only challenges the reality of the taken-for-granted world of everyday life, but raises fundamental questions concerning the potential of psychological science to establish historically independent knowledge of mental process. Contributions to the volume treat a variety of subjects, including the emotions, cognition, the concept of child development, psychotherapy, gender differences, and knowledge. Additional chapters represent first-hand accounts of historical change in psychological movements. This book will appeal to professional psychologists and graduate students in psychology, sociology, and history.
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Psychological discourse in historical context: an Introduction
Disciplining Psychological Discourse
The practice of psychological discourse
From tools to theories: discovery in cognitive psychology
Metaphor and monophony in the twentieth-century psychology of emotions
Psyche and her descendants
History as Culture Critique
Power and subjectivity: critical history and psychology
Cultural politics by other means: gender and politics in some Americans psychologies of emotions
Principles of selves: the rhetoric of introductory textbooks in American psychology
Early Antecedents
The naturalized female intellect
Sources of redemption in psychoanalytic developmental psychology
The historic vicissitudes of mental diseases: their character and treatment
Women as mothers and the making of the European mind Brigitte
Lived History
Emancipation - a failed project? Remarks on the discourse of radical critique
The transcendental alarm
Author index
Subject index
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