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The Case for the Person in Social Psychology

Burr, Vivien (2001) The Case for the Person in Social Psychology. In: Subjectiviisen Kokemuksen Sociaalipsykologiasta:Annual Social Psycholgy Conference, November 2001, Tampere, Finland. (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      In this paper I will critique a number of approaches to social psychology
      because in my view they have an inadequate understanding of the person,
      the being who ought to be at the centre of the discipline. I will argue that
      both mainstream social psychology and several varieties of social
      constructionism are at fault in this respect, and will make a case for
      symbolic interactionism as a way of theorising the person that can enrich
      and extend a social constructionist social psychology. Finally, I will offer
      some ideas for the questions that such a social psychology might ask and the
      research directions it might take.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
      School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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      Depositing User: Sara Taylor
      Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 10:14
      Last Modified: 24 May 2012 10:14
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13702

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