Critical Social Psychology: An Introduction by Brendan GoughCritical Social Psychology: An Introduction by Brendan Gough

Critical Social Psychology: An Introduction

byBrendan Gough, Majella McFadden, Matthew Mcdonald

Paperback | February 15, 2013

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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 Psych...
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Title:Critical Social Psychology: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pagesPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303854

ISBN - 13:9780230303850

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Table of Contents

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.

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'The problem with most texts so far in this field is that they are written in a jargon-laden way, assuming theoretical starting points that many just do not understand. These authors keep their eye firmly on a student audience unfamiliar with these issues, accessibly covering the debates surrounding traditional social and critical social psychology by deliberately reproducing the format of a traditional social psychology textbook, and tracking the issues and debates from mainstream work as they introduce critical ideas.' - Professor Ian Parker, Manchester Metropolitan University'I am very impressed. By offering a synthesis in a clear and accessible style it is doing something many of the other available texts do not...A refreshing change... [It] makes excellent use of engaging and relevant everyday examples while simultaneously reviewing an impressive range of literature and citing the most salient research.' - Susan Lea, Teaching Fellow and Associate Head of Psychology, University of Plymouth