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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 (Unpublished)

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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 09:14
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 05:36


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