This handbook is the first to bring together the latest theory and research on critical approaches to social psychological challenges. Edited by a leading authority in the field, this volume further establishes critical social psychology as a discipline of study, distinct from mainstream social psychology. The handbook explains how critical approaches to social processes and phenomena are essential to fully understanding them, and covers the main research topics in basic and applied social psychology, including social cognition, identity and social relations, alongside overviews of the main theories and methodologies that underpin critical approaches.
This volume features a range of leading authors working on key social psychological issues, and highlights a commitment to a social psychology which shuns psychologisation, reductionism and neutrality. It provides invaluable insight into many of the most pressing and distressing issues we face in modern society, including the migrant and refugee crises affecting Europe; the devaluing of black lives in the USA; and the poverty, ill-health, and poor mental well-being that has resulted from ever-increasing austerity efforts in the UK.
Including sections on critical perspectives, critical methodologies, and critical applications, this volume also focuses on issues within social cognition, self and identity. This one-stop handbook is an indispensable resource for a range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of psychology and sociology, and particularly those with an interest in social identity, power relations, and critical interventions.
Table of Contents
PART I. Introduction.- Chapter 1. Critical Social Psychologies: Mapping the Terrain; Brendan Gough.- PART II. Critical Perspectives.- Chapter 2. Feminisms, Psychologies, and the Study of Social Life; Eva Magnusson & Jean Marecek.- Chapter 3. Marxism as a Foundation for Critical Social Psychology; Michael Arfken.- Chapter 4. Social Constructionism; Viv Burr & Penny Dick.- Chapter 5. The Radical Implications of Psychoanalysis for a Critical Social Psychology; Tom Goodwin.- Chapter 6. Queer Theory; Damien Riggs & Gareth Treharne.- Chapter 7. Critical Race Studies in Psychology; Phia S. Salter & Andrea D. Haugen.- Chapter 8. Psychology of Liberation Revised (A Critique of Critique); Maritza Montero.- PART III. Critical Methodologies.- Chapter 9. Phenomenology; Darren Langdridge.- Chapter 10. Narrative Social Psychology; Michael Murray.- Chapter 11. Discourse Analysis; Martha Augoustinos.- Chapter 12. Psychosocial Research; Stephanie Taylor.- Chapter 13. Innovations in Qualitative Methods; Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke & Debra Gray.- PART IV. Rethinking Social Cognition.- Chapter 14. Attitudes and Attributions; Andy MacKinlay & Chris McVittie.- Chapter 15. Social Influence; Stephen Gibson & Cordet Smart.- Chapter 16. Prejudice; Keith Tuffin.- Chapter 17. Prosocial Behaviour; Irene Bruna Seu.- Chapter 18. Relationships: From Social Cognition to Critical Social; Simon Watts.- PART V. Social Identities/Relations/Conflicts.- Chapter 19. The Self; Chris McVittie & Andy MacKinlay.- Chapter 20. Gender; Sarah Riley & Adrienne Evans.- Chapter 21. Sexual Identities and Practices; Majella McFadden.- Chapter 22. Critical Approaches to Race; Simon Goodman.- Chapter 23. Towards a Critical Social Psychology of Social Class; Katy Day, Bridgette Rickett & Maxine Woolhouse.- Chapter 24. Critical Disability Studies; Dan Goodley, Rebecca Lawthom, Kirsty Liddiard & Katherine Runswick-Cole.- Chapter 25. Intersectionality: An Underused but Essential Theoretical Framework for Social Psychology; Lisa Bowleg.- PART VI. Critical Applications.- Chapter 26. Critical Health Psychology; Antonia C. Lyons & Kerry Chamberlain.- Chapter 27. Critical Clinical Psychology; Steven Coles & Aisling Mannion.- Chapter 28. Educational Psychology in (times of) Crisis: Psycho-Politics and the Goovernance of Poverty; China Mills.- Chapter 29. Critical Organisational Psychology; Matthew McDonald & David Bubna-Litic.- Chapter 30. Environment: Critical Social Psychology in the Anthropocene; Matthew Adams.