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Psychosocial studies is a broad interdisciplinary area of research and practice that seeks to understand the interrelations between individuals and their social worlds. Whilst this statement appears relatively simple, psychosocial studies is primarily concerned with investigating the complexities of what the terms ‘individual’ and ‘social’ mean, and how the social world and what one might experience as our ‘internal’ or ‘interior’ psychological selves are constituted and produced through one another. As such, it is in constant dialogue with the disciplines of psychology, with its emphasis on the human mind and behaviour, and sociology, with its emphasis on understanding the production of shared meanings of social relations, especially how they are established through language and power. Psychosocial researchers, however, argue that there is no way of ...

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