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  1. Psychologisation in Times of Globalisation

    The concept of psychologisation has become crucial to current debates in critical psychology. De Vos combines these debates with insights from the fields of critical theory, philosophy and ideology critique, to present the first book-length argument that seriously considers the concept of psychologisation in these times of globalization.

  2. Social Identity in Question: Construction, Subjectivity and Critique

    Social Identity in Question begins by reviewing the ways in which the social identity tradition has previously been critiqued by social psychologists who view human relations as conditioned by historical context, culture and language. The author offers an alternative perspective, based upon psychoanalytic notions of subjectivity.

  3. Social Representations in the “Social Arena”

    Social Representations in the 'Social Arena' presents key theoretical issues and extensive empirical research using different theoretical and methodological approaches to consider the value of social representation theory when social representations are examined in real world contexts.

  4. European Review of Social Psychology: Volume 22

    The European Review of Social Psychology (ERSP) is an e-first journal published under the auspices of the European Association of Social Psychology. ERSP is an international journal which aims to further the international exchange of ideas by providing an outlet for substantial accounts of theoretical and empirical work, whose origins may be, but need not be, European. The emphasis of these contributions is on substantial individual programmes of research and on critical assessment of major areas of research, as well as on topics and initiatives of contemporary interest and originality.

  5. Judging Passions

    Series: European Monographs in Social Psychology series

    Psychological research shows that our emotions and feelings oftentimes guide the moral decisions we make about our own lives and the social groups to which we belong.

    This is the first single-authored volume in the field of psychology dedicated to a separate examination of the major moral and positive emotions. As such, the book is ideal reading for researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates in social psychology, sociology, philosophy and politics.

  6. Transcending Taboos

    Why in a video game, is it more acceptable to murder or maim than rape? After all, in each case, it is only pixels that are being assaulted.

    This book avoids wrestling with the common question of whether the virtual violation of real-world taboos is right or wrong, and instead provides a theoretical framework that helps us understand why such distinctions are typically made, and explores the psychological impact of violating offline taboos within cyberspace.

  7. Social Identity in Question

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Social Identity in Question begins by reviewing the ways in which the social identity tradition has previously been critiqued by social psychologists who view human relations as conditioned by historical context, culture and language. The author offers an alternative perspective, based upon psychoanalytic notions of subjectivity. The chapters go on to develop these discussions.

  8. Planet Sport

    Series: Shortcuts

    Sport generates some of the most intense feelings and levels of commitment. It is big business globaly, but also the source of the most powerful personal identifications and individual and collective pleasures. Sporting events are routine and embodied, whether in the gym, on the field or at the training ground, and they are also spectacular, for example in mega events at the stadium or, for followers at a distance, through the media of television, radio and the Internet. Large numbers of people are caught up in personal and collective investment and public engagement with sport. Why does it matter so much?

  9. Cognitive Consistency

    This volume provides an overview of recent research on the nature, causes, and consequences of cognitive consistency. 

    In 22 chapters, leading scholars address the pivotal role of consistency principles at various levels of social information processing, ranging from micro-level to macro-level processes. 

    The book’s scope encompasses mental representation, processing fluency and motivational fit, implicit social cognition, thinking and reasoning, decision making and choice, and interpersonal processes

  10. Handbook of Self and Identity, 2nd Edition

    Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews theory and research on the self. 

    Leading investigators address this essential construct at multiple levels of analysis, from neural pathways to complex social and cultural dynamics. 

    Coverage includes how individuals gain self-awareness, agency, and a sense of identity; self-related motivation and emotion; the role of the self in interpersonal behavior; and self-development across evolutionary time and the lifespan. Connections between self-processes and psychological problems are also addressed.

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