Today new forms of critical psychology are challenging the cognitive revolution that has dominated psychology for the past three decades. This book explores the historical roots of these new psychologies. It demonstrates that their ideas are not quite as new as is often supposed.
Chapter 2: History and Psychology
History and Psychology
Before getting down to the stories of Locke, Shaftesbury and Reid, some preliminary words are necessary, in order to justify why psychologists, and especially critical psychologists, should take the past seriously. The argument is not that it would be nice if psychologists were to show an interest in ...