This latest book by one the world's leading protagonists in the field will be welcomed not just by psychologists but by students, academics and professionals interested in social constructionism across a wide range of subjects. Social Construction in Context explores the potentials of social constructionist theory when placed in diverse intellectual and practical contexts. It demonstrates the achievements of social constructionism, and what it can now offer various fields of inquiry, both academic, professional and applied, given the proliferation of the theory across the social sciences and humanities.

History and Psychology: Conflict and Communion

History and Psychology: Conflict and Communion

History and psychology: Conflict and communion

Psychologists and historians have not always been congenial companions. For many historians psychology has been a suspicious enterprise, an uneven fledgling in the intellectual world, disingenuously arrogating itself to the status of a natural science. Further, psychology's implicit agenda is hegemonic. In the present case, if psychological science furnishes foundational knowledge regarding human behaviour, and historical study is largely devoted to understanding just such conduct across time, then history stands to be absorbed by the science – ancillary and subsidiary. Psychology's attitude toward history has been equally distant. As a child of cultural modernism, psychological science has treated historical inquiry with little more than tolerant civility. Psychology has been an enterprise struggling to develop ...

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