Being critical in a globalised world

Bendle, Mervyn F. (2001) Being critical in a globalised world. Australian Psychologist, 36 (1). pp. 81-83.

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Critical psychology in Australia must realise its intellectual promise as a critical discourse within psychology and the human sciences generally. This task is made imperative by the rise of globalisation and the social and political challenges it is producing, and by the genetic determinism associated with the Human Genome Project. Critical psychology must also analyse and critique the recent sharp turn towards scientism and the increasing reliance on American taxonomies of psychological "illness" represented by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It must also engage with the rise of identity politics and the emergence of new forms of subjectivity under the impact of globalisation.

Item ID: 13117
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9544
Keywords: critical psychology; psychoanalytic; psychology; tradition
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 02:18
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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