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The Psychology of Global Crises and Crisis Politics

Intervention, Resistance, Decolonization

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Brings together prominent scholars and diverse perspectives across the fields of theoretical, critical, and political psychology

  • Critically situates the discipline of psychology within crisis politics, framing psychological interventions as forms of political action

  • Offers timely and vital reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic, among other contemporary crises

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Crises, Politics, Psychology—An Introduction

    • Irene Strasser, Martin Dege
    Pages 1-15

About this book

“This is a fascinating read on an extremely relevant topic. Outstanding scholars from around the world explore human life in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and engage with contemporary crises and the possibilities of forming viable futures. The book demonstrates the potential of a psychology that moves out of the laboratory and turns to the problems people face in their everyday world – relevant not only to psychologists but for scholars across the social and human sciences.”

Ernst Schraube, Professor of Psychology, Roskilde University, Denmark

 

This edited volume brings together some of the most prominent scholars in the fields of theoretical, critical, and political psychology to examine crisis phenomena. The book investigates the role of psychology as a science in times of crisis, discusses how socio-political change affects the discipline and profession, and renders psychological interventions as forms of political action.

The authors examine how notions of crisis and the interpretation of crisis scenarios are heavily intertwined with governmental and state interests. Seeking to disentangle individual subjectivity, subjectification, and science as forms of politics, the volume works toward an explicit goal to decolonize psychology. The chapters elaborate on the importance of the psychological sciences in times of crisis and the role of psychologists as practitioners. Ultimately, the diverse contributions underline the connection of scientific theory, practice, and politics.

Interdisciplinary in scope and wide-ranging in its perspectives, this timely work will appeal to students and scholars of theoretical and political psychology, critical psychology, and cultural studies.

 

Irene Strasser is Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Her research focuses on lifespan development and cultural psychology with an emphasis on adult development and aging. Her work is informed by critical gerontological perspectives, social justice studies, and qualitative approaches.

Martin Dege is Assistant Professor of Narrative Inquiry at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, USA. His research investigates how crisis experiences shape our everyday lives and the narratives we tell. He is also interested in the history of psychology as a discipline.

Keywords

  • Crisis Politics
  • COVID-19
  • environmental disaster
  • climate change
  • Fake News
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Psychologizing Social Phenomena
  • Islamophobia
  • Racism
  • Eco-Anxiety
  • Unemployment
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Lacan
  • Fanon
  • online counselling
  • Relational psychoanalysis
  • surveillance

Reviews

“This is a fascinating read on an extremely relevant topic. Outstanding scholars from around the world explore human life in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and engage with contemporary crises and the possibilities of forming viable futures. The book demonstrates the potential of a psychology that moves out of the laboratory and turns to the problems people face in their everyday world – relevant not only to psychologists but for scholars across the social and human sciences.”

– Ernst Schraube, Professor of Psychology, Roskilde University, Denmark

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, USA

    Irene Strasser

  • Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA

    Martin Dege

About the editors

Irene Strasser is Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, NY, USA. Her research focuses on lifespan development and cultural psychology with an emphasis on adult development and aging. Her work is informed by critical gerontological perspectives, social justice studies, and qualitative approaches.

Martin Dege is Assistant Professor of Narrative Inquiry at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, USA. His research investigates how crisis experiences shape our everyday lives and the narratives we tell. He is also interested in the history of psychology as a discipline

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-76939-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)