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    The nature of the psychosocial: debates from studies in the psychosocial

    Frosh, Stephen (2014) The nature of the psychosocial: debates from studies in the psychosocial. Journal of Psycho-Social Studies 8 (1), pp. 159-169. ISSN 1478-6737.

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    Abstract

    There can be something arbitrary about titles that later, in a kind of après-coup, become significant. I remember sitting in a small meeting of dissident Birkbeck psychologists in 2000, debating what name we might give to our group in order to make it more prominent in the context of a Department of Psychology rapidly consolidating itself as a major player in the field of cognitive neuroscience. I can’t recall now all the options we had (I think one was Centre for Sociological Psychology, another Critical Psychology), but the designation Psychosocial Studies was not immediately obvious. Now it is, and in retrospect it seems odd to ever have doubted it; but the fact that we were not sure is instructive, showing how not everything is strategic or well planned, how often we simply find ourselves doing something, making sense of it after the event.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 14:54
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 14:27
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11514

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