Making psychology relevant

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Abstract

This article describes some key features of a discursive psychological approach. In particular, discursive psychology is analytically focused on the way psychological phenomena are practical, accountable, situated, embodied and displayed. It describes its particular version of constructionism and its distinctive approach to cognition as points of contrast with a range of other perspectives, including critical discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. Finally, it describes three areas where discursive psychology is involved with social critique: work on categories and prejudice, issues to do with cognitivism and its problems, and work developing a discursive psychology of institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-747
Number of pages9
JournalDiscourse and Society
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

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Critical Discourse Analysis
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language

Keywords

  • Categories
  • Cognition
  • Discursive psychology
  • Institutions
  • Social critique

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Potter, Jonathan. / Making psychology relevant. In: Discourse and Society. 2005 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 739-747.
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