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Reading Pack

Ian Parker

 

 

28 January 1998

Dear Radpsynetters,

I'm putting together a reading pack for a core module in Critical Psychology for our MSc programme (scheduled to start this September).

I would like your reactions and thoughts (different things?). We're going to use the Fox & Prilleltensky book Critical Psychology: An Introduction as our main text with classic papers from the radical traditions in psychology in a dialogue with it.

If you think one of these isn't 'critical' or you have a suggestion for something that is a classic that really should be included, please let me know asap (and maybe send me a copy, realmail?).

Thanks in advance,

Ian

Ian Parker
Professor of Psychology
Discourse Unit
Psychology
Bolton Institute
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Bolton BL3 5AB UK
e-mail: i.a.parker@bolton.ac.uk
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[Website note: Chapters listed as "F&P" refer to Critical Psychology: An Introduction. The book's full contents are listed below. Introductions to all 19 chapters are available on the web.]


Part One: History and Theory

1

F&P Chapter - Intro. Prilleltensky and Fox

Ingleby, D. (1972) Ideology and the human sciences: Some comments on the role of reification in psychology and psychiatry.

F&P Chapter - History. Harris

Wertz, F. J. (1994) Of rats and psychologists: A study of the history and meaning of science.


2

F&P Chapter - Critical Theory. Richardson and Fowers

Sampson, E. (1989) The deconstruction of the self.

F&P Chapter - Discursive. Parker

Holzkamp, K. (1992) On doing psychology critically.


3

F&P Chapter - Intelligence. Cernovsky

Rose, N. (1979) The psychological complex: Mental measurement and social administration.

Carey, A. (1977) The Lysenko syndrome in western social science. *?

F&P Chapter - Law. Fox


Part Two: Individuality and Abnormality

4

F&P Chapter - Personality. Sloan

F&P Chapter - Developmental. Burman

Riegel, K. F. (1976) The dialectics of human development. ?or anti dev from Morss?

Haraway, D. (1989) Metaphors into hardware: Harry Harlow and the technology of love.


5

Sampson, E. (1981) Cognitive psychology as ideology.

Billig, M. (1985) Prejudice, categorization and particularization.

Ratner, C. (1971) Totalitarianism and individualism in psychology.

Broughton, J. (1988) The masculine authority of the cognitive.


6

F&P Chapter - Abnormal. Hare-Mustin and Maracek

Brown, P. (1981) Antipsychiatry and the left.

Jacoby, R. (1975) Theory and Therapy II: Laing and Cooper.

Pilgrim, D. (1992) Psychotherapy and political evasions.


Part Three: Culture and Difference

7

F&P Chapter - Social. Pancer

Harre (1974) The positivist-empiricist approach and its alternative.

Moghaddam, F. M. (1987) Psychology in the three worlds: As reflected by the crisis in social psychology and the move toward indigenous third world psychology.

Plon, M. (1974) On the notion of conflict and its study in social psychology.


8

F&P Chapter - Cross-Cultural. Moghaddam and Studer

Bulhan, H. A. (1993) Imperialism in studies of the psyche: A critique of African psychological research.

Howitt, D. and Owusu-Bempah, J. (1994) The racism of psychology chapter.

Sloan, T. S. (1990) Psychology for the Third World?


9

F&P Chapter - Feminist. Wilkinson

Weisstein, N. (1973) Psychology constructs the female: Or, the fantasy life of the male psychologist.

F&P Chapter - Lesbian and Gay. Kitzinger

Brown, L. S. (1989) New voices, new visions: Toward a lesbian/gay paradigm for psychology.

 


Part Four: Moral/Political Engagement

10

F&P Chapter - Qualitative. Kidder and Fine

Danziger, K. (1985) The methodological imperative in psychology.

F&P Chapter - Ethics. Brown

Mixon, D. (1974) If you won't deceive what can you do?


11

F&P Chapter - Political. Montero

Martin-Baro, I. (1994) chapter from the Liberation Psychology book.

F&P Chapter - Community. Prilleltensky and Nelson

Riger, S. (1993) What's wrong with empowerment?


12

F&P Chapter - Critical look. Rappaport and Stewart

F&P Chapter - Practice. Nightingale and Neilands

Chamberlin, J. (1990) The ex-patients' movement: Where we've been and where we're going.

Oliver, M. & Zarb, G. (1989).The Politics of Disability: A New Approach. Disability, Handicap and Society, 4(3), 221-239

 

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Critical Psychology: An Introduction

Dennis Fox and Isaac Prilleltensky, Editors

1997. Sage Publications.

Part I: Critical Overviews

1.

Introducing Critical Psychology: Values, Assumptions and the Status Quo

Isaac Prilleltensky &
Dennis Fox

2.

Repoliticizing the History of Psychology

Benjamin Harris

3.

Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology: A Radical Tradition

Louise H. Kidder &
Michelle Fine

4.

Ethics in Psychology: Cui Bono?

Laura S. Brown

5.

Understanding and Practicing Critical Psychology

David Nightingale &
Tor Neilands

Part II: Critical Arenas

6.

Theories of Personality: Ideology and Beyond

Tod Sloan

7.

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: The Politics of Madness

Rachel T. Hare-Mustin &
Jeanne Marecek

8.

A Critical Look at Intelligence Research

Zack Z. Cernovsky

9.

Developmental Psychology and its Discontents

Erica Burman

10.

Social Psychology: The Crisis Continues

S. Mark Pancer

11.

Community Psychology: Reclaiming Social Justice

Isaac Prilleltensky &
Geoffrey Nelson

12.

Cross Cultural Psychology: The Frustrated Gadfly's Promises, Potentialities and Failures

Fathali M. Moghaddam &
Charles Studer

13.

Lesbian and Gay Psychology: A Critical Analysis

Celia Kitzinger

14.

Psychology and Law: Justice Diverted

Dennis Fox

15.

Political Psychology: A Critical Perspective

Maritza Montero

Part III: Critical Theories

16.

Feminist Psychology

Sue Wilkinson

17.

Critical Theory, Postmodernism, and Hermeneutics: Insights for Critical Psychology

Frank C. Richardson &
Blaine J. Fowers

18.

Discursive Psychology

Ian Parker

Part IV: Critical Reflections

19.

A Critical Look at Critical Psychology: Elaborating the Questions

Julian Rappaport &
Eric Stewart

 


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