Discourse and Psychology

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Edited by: Jonathan Potter

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2007 |
    • Online Publication Date: January 15, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446261408 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412934039 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446261408 |
    • Series: SAGE Benchmarks in Psychology |
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This collection brings together classic and contemporary papers at the boundaries of the fields of discourse studies and psychology. It includes work from the fields of discourse analysis, discursive psychology, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis that is focused on the way psychological issues and topics feature in human discourse. The studies included have been chosen because of their position as key articles and chapters in the development of the emerging field of discourse and psychology and because of their influence on subsequent work.

The volumes are organized to highlight different strands of work:

Volume 1: Theory and Method; Volume 2: Discourse and Social Psychology; Volume 3: Discursive Psychology

Each volume is organized thematically for extra clarity and is introduced by an introductory essay by the editor who is himself ...

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  • Editor's Introduction

    A compilation of the volume Introductions.

    Introduction to Volume I: Theory and Method

    These three volumes will select from a tradition of research that treats psychology as an object in and for interaction. The focus is on psychology as something that is understood, expressed and described in discourse. That is, it is research that considers psychology as a practical object for people while interacting with one another, either directly or through texts or other written forms. It covers, for example, research on how conversation can display a psychological state, and how such a display can be treated as upset, say, or manipulative. It surveys work on the way attitudes or dispositions are invoked in arguments. It describes studies that look at the way identity is ...

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