By Wahbie Long
This e-book represents the 1st try and historicise and theorise appeals for ‘relevance’ in psychology. It argues that the patience of questions about the ‘relevance’ of psychology derives from the discipline’s terminal lack of ability to outline its subject material, its reliance on a socially disinterested technological know-how to underwrite its wisdom claims, and its consequent failure to deal with itself to the desires of a swiftly altering global.
The chapters move directly to think about the ‘relevance’ debate inside South African psychology, by way of severely analysing discourse of forty-five presidential, keynote and establishing addresses added at annual nationwide psychology congresses among 1950 and 2011, and observes how appeals for ‘relevance’ have been complicated by means of reactionary, revolutionary and radical psychologists alike.
The ebook offers, additionally, the provocative thesis that the innovative quest for ‘social relevance’ that all started within the Nineteen Sixties has been supplanted by means of an ethic of ‘market relevance’ that threatens to isolate the self-discipline nonetheless farther from the anxieties of broader society. With robust curiosity teams carrying on with to co-opt psychologists with out relent, this can be a improvement that merely psychologists of sense of right and wrong can arrest.
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A History of “Relevance” in Psychology (Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology) by Wahbie Long