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Welcome to the homepage of the Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, a comprehensive and systematic reference for critical psychologists from around the world.

 

The encyclopedia is the first English language reference work that comprehensively looks at psychological topics from critical points of view. Critical psychologists have argued for some time now that psychological concepts, theories, methods, and practices have historical, social and cultural dimensions, and that an understanding of the discipline and its applications requires careful reflexive analyses. Critical psychologists also understand the connection between power and psychological knowledge, the psychologization of society, and the export of Western psychological ideas, while providing alternative interpretations. On this background, critical psychology has developed using multifaceted approaches in theory and practice outside of the mainstream of psychology in many countries around the globe.

The encyclopedia features relevant entries organized in an easy-to-use A–Z format. The entries range from succinct summaries of traditional topics to detailed discussions of critical-psychological concepts, theories, and practices, and include a discussion of the social or political meaning of psychology. Varieties of psychology are explored, along with the problems, challenges, concerns, and issues that face psychologists today.  The entries employ comparable units of description and analysis in order to facilitate use and comparison.

The Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology is a significant starting point for those initiating their critical research careers in psychology as well as a source of detailed information for professionals and academics in the field.

Thomas Teo

(Editor in Chief)

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