The relationship between psychology and society (1996)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Arts
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
The purpose of this study was to critically explore the relationship between psychology and society. Many aspects of the powerful relationship that was found were discussed. In particular the lack of a social structural analysis in psychology was seen as vital in shaping how society affected psychology and how Psychology affected society. Very little discussion of what type of relationship psychology has and should have with society was discovered in the literature. Upon a more detailed examination of major forms of psychology and alternative forms some recommendations for change are made by the author. The main criticism and exhortation is for at least some discussion and recognition of social structural forces influence on psychology and its relationship to society.
KeywordsScience and psychology; Psychology--Philosophy; Psychology--Methodology; Social psychology
RightsAll Rights Reserved
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