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Re-sizing Psychology in Public Policy and the Private Imagination

Authors: Furlong, Mark

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  • Analyses the accepted interpretation of Psychology as an industry and as part of the academy
  • Questions whether the effectiveness of Psychology is exaggerated Highlights the variety of disciplines which are linked to Psychology and how this affects how it is interpreted
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This book interrogates the current reputation of Psychology, both as an industry and as part of the academy. It disputes Psychology's claim to be a science, questions its claims to effectiveness and examines relationships with other disciplines and fields. Just as Psychology's role in the design of addictive gaming machines has been underplayed so too has the conservative aspect of its regulation of normality and pathology. The discipline of Psychology affects our understanding of identity and subjectivity to position the self as amoral and disconnected. This book questions this assumption and, more generally, the received status of Psychology.

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Mark Furlong is an independent scholar and Thinker-in-Residence at the Bouverie Family Centre of La Trobe University, Australia. He practiced for 20 years in mental health and therapeutic settings, publishing extensively across diverse fields. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58429-8
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58428-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • Due: October 27, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-84442-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-sizing Psychology in Public Policy and the Private Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58429-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58429-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58428-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84442-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 325
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