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posted on 26.03.2012, 09:26 by Jonathan Potter
This paper describes some key features of a discursive psychological approach. In particular, discursive psychology is analytically focused on the way psychological phenomena are practical, accountable, situated, embodied and displayed. It describes its particular version of constructionism and its distinctive approach to cognition as points of contrast with a range of other perspectives, including critical discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. Finally, it describes three areas where discursive psychology is involved with social critique: work on categories and prejudice; issues to do with cognitivism and its problems; and work developing a discursive psychology of institutions.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

POTTER, J., 2005. Making psychology relevant. Discourse & Society, 16(5), pp. 739 - 747

Publisher

© Sage Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2005

ISSN

0957-9265;1460-3624

Language

en