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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Critical Social Psychology

An Introduction

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230303850
Publication Date March 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Critical Social Psychology introduces students, in a straightforward, practical and accessible way, to key themes and debates arising from this fast-growing - and often complex - field. The authors contrast mainstream experimental and critical understandings of social psychological topics, and place the criticism and theory in a societal context.

Brendan Gough is Professor of Social Psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He has previously held lecturer posts at Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent University. He is a qualitative researcher interested in gender issues, especially concerning men and masculinities.

Majella McFadden is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, where she teaches Critical Social Psychology. Her research is on female sexualities and includes project work with young women.

Matthew McDonald is a visiting research fellow at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. He has taught and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses including social psychology, the social psychology of work and leisure, personality, abnormal psychology, history and philosophy of psychology, positive psychology and qualitative research methods.

PART I: INTRODUCING CRITICAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Critical Social Psychology: An Introduction
2. A Critical Look at Cognitive-Experimental Social Psychology
3. Doing Critical Social Psychology
PART II: CLASSIC SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TOPICS REVISITED
4. Social Influence
5. Prejudice in Practice
PART III: SELF IN SOCIETY
6. Self, identity, subjectivity
7. Gendered and Sexual Identities
PART IV: CRITICAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED
8. Critical Health Psychology
9. Critical Work Psychology
10. Reflections on Critical Social Psychology

Reviews

"This is an excellent book, written in an engaging and lively style and suitable both to newcomers to Critical Psychology and to practitioners interested in the latest developments in this important area of psychology. Those interested in the future of social psychology have no further to look." – Dr Derek Hook, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, UK
"What a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative introduction to the important critical perspectives on social psychology! This text should be required reading for all psychology students early on in their studies." – Tod Sloan, Ph.D., Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA and Editor, Critical Psychology: Voices for Change
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