Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology

Dialogues at the Edge of American Psychological Discourse

Critical and Theoretical Perspectives

Editors: Macdonald, Heather, Goodman, David, Becker, Brian (Eds.)

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  • Explores the turbulent realities of current mainstream US psychology
  • Demands a revaluation of accepted conceptual frameworks and paradigms
  • Discusses the direction Psychology as whole has taken and what the consequences of these choices might be. ​
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About this book

This book explores the discipline of psychology through in-depth dialogues with scholars who have lived at the turbulent edges of mainstream psychology in the USA, and who have challenged the most cherished theoretical frameworks. It includes researchers whose work has been widely esteemed in recent decades, but has ultimately not been taken up to reconstitute the theoretical direction of the field. This volume chronicles perspectives from select scholars on the current states of their respective areas of the field, their understanding of how their work has been metabolized, and their concerns about the conceptual frames that currently set the theoretical boundaries of the discipline. These authors demand a reinterpretation of thresholds to allow for a less monological emphasis in the adoption of particular frameworks, and to demonstrate historical, social, economic and political consequences of their chosen frameworks. The contents of the volume will assist theoreticians and clinicians in their understanding of how particular kinds of knowledge are determined, accepted, and produced in the field at large.

About the authors

Heather Macdonald is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lesley University, Massachusetts USA, and a fellow at the Psychology and the Other Institute.

David Goodman is Associate Dean at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College, USA. He is Director of Psychology and the Other, and a Teaching Associate at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital, USA.

Brian Becker is Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in the Division of Psychology and Applied Therapies at Lesley University, USA, and a research fellow at the Psychology and the Other Institute.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dialogues at the Edge of American Psychological Discourse
Book Subtitle
Critical and Theoretical Perspectives
Editors
  • Heather Macdonald
  • David Goodman
  • Brian Becker
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59096-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59096-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59095-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95499-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 340
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