Psychosocial Studies

Psychosocial studies is an interdisciplinary field of research and education that posits the inseparability of the individual and society and of psychic and social life. Its objects of study are the human subject and society and the affective relations and processes through which they are mutually constituted. It is concerned with the interrelation between individual subjectivity and experience and individual and group identities and historical and contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic formations. A strong theme within psychosocial studies concerns the role of unconscious processes in subjectivity and social life.

Psychosocial studies represents a challenge to the 19th-century configuration of the social sciences which established psychology and sociology as distinct disciplines. Psychosocial studies rejects the division between the scientific study of the mind, emotion, and inner ...

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