Coverart for item
The Resource A History of "Relevance" in Psychology, by Wahbie Long

A History of "Relevance" in Psychology, by Wahbie Long

Label
A History of "Relevance" in Psychology
Title
A History of "Relevance" in Psychology
Statement of responsibility
by Wahbie Long
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology Series Editor: Jack Martin, Burnaby Mouthain Endowed Professor of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada This book represents the first attempt to historicise and theorise appeals for 'relevance' in psychology. It argues that the persistence of questions about the 'relevance' of psychology derives from the discipline's terminal inability to define its subject matter, its reliance on a socially disinterested science to underwrite its knowledge claims, and its consequent failure to address itself to the needs of a rapidly changing world. The chapters go on to consider the 'relevance' debate within South African psychology, by critically analysing discourse of forty-five presidential, keynote and opening addresses delivered at annual national psychology congresses between 1950 and 2011, and observes how appeals for 'relevance' were advanced by reactionary, progressive and radical psychologists alike. The book presents, moreover, the provocative thesis that the revolutionary quest for 'social relevance' that began in the 1960s has been supplanted by an ethic of 'market relevance' that threatens to isolate the discipline still further from the anxieties of broader society. With powerful interest groups continuing to co-opt psychologists without relent, this is a development that only psychologists of conscience can arrest
Member of
Cataloging source
AZU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Wahbie
Dewey number
150.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
index present
LC call number
BF81-107.L4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • Personality
  • Social psychology
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Critical psychology
  • Consciousness
Label
A History of "Relevance" in Psychology, by Wahbie Long
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A history of "relevance" -- Theorizing "relevance" -- Themes in South African psychology (1948-2011) -- "Relevance" and the SAPA-PIRSA split -- Science and society in the time of SAPA (1948-1961) -- The rise and fall of 'ethnic-national relevance (1963-1977) -- The quest for "social relevance" (1978-1993) -- "Relevance" in the post-Apartheid era (1994-2011) -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 222 pages 3 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137474896
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-47489-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn953141834
Label
A History of "Relevance" in Psychology, by Wahbie Long
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A history of "relevance" -- Theorizing "relevance" -- Themes in South African psychology (1948-2011) -- "Relevance" and the SAPA-PIRSA split -- Science and society in the time of SAPA (1948-1961) -- The rise and fall of 'ethnic-national relevance (1963-1977) -- The quest for "social relevance" (1978-1993) -- "Relevance" in the post-Apartheid era (1994-2011) -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 222 pages 3 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137474896
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-47489-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn953141834

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...