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Description - Psychologisation in Times of Globalisation by Jan De Vos

Today more than ever, our understanding of ourselves, others and the world around us is described in psychological terms. Psychologists deeply influence our society, and psychological-discourse has invaded companies, advertising, culture, politics, and even our social and family life. Moreover, psychologisation has become a global process, applied to situations such as torture, reality TV and famines. This book analyses this 'overflow of psychology' in the three main areas of science, culture and politics. The concept of psychologisation has become crucial to current debates in critical psychology. De Vos combines these debates with insights from the fields of critical theory, philosophy and ideology critique, to present the first book-length argument that seriously considers the concept of psychologisation in these times of globalisation. The book has a clear structure and contains numerous real-world examples, which makes it an accessible and engaging analysis that would be of interest to researchers, postgraduates and undergraduate students of psychology and philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415682015
ISBN-10: 0415682010
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-May-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jan De Vos

Jan De Vos is a researcher at the faculty of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium. He has a MD in psychology and holds a doctoral degree in philosophy, and he previously worked as a clinical psychologist. He is the author of various articles on the topic of psychologisation.

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