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  1. Key Reading 46 items
    You are expected to familiarise yourself with each weekly topic before its corresponding session. While there is no single textbook that covers all of the topics in the unit, the following two books are good starting points:
    1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

      Book Essential, Key or Purchase Fox, D., Prilleltensky, I., & Austin, S. (Eds.). (2009). Critical psychology: An introduction (2nd ed.). London: Sage.

    2. Handbook of critical psychology 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential, Key or Purchase Parker, I. (Ed.). (2015). Handbook of Critical Psychology. Hove: Routledge.

    3. Week 1: Introduction 1 item
      24 September
      1. There is no required reading for the first session.

    4. Week 2: Individualism, Inequalities and Intentions; A look at three targeted ‘I’s in critical psychology 2 items
      1 October
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapters 1 & 2

      2. On Doing Psychology Critically - Klaus Holzkamp 05/1992

        Article Background This reading is optional

    5. Week 3: Reconsidering emotions in psychology 2 items
      8 October
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 11

      2. What is Love? Discourse about Emotions in Social Sciences - Simone Belli, Rom Harré, Lupicinio íñiguez 2010-01-1

        Article Essential, Key or Purchase

    6. Week 4: Reconsidering social and developmental psychologies 2 items
      15 October
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 6

      2. Handbook of critical psychology 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 8

    7. Week 5: Questioning the laboratory based, experimental approach in psychology 3 items
      22 October
    8. Week 6: Consolidation, 29 October

      No taught session, independent reading

    9. Week 7: Positioning the person in personality theories and health psychology 1 item
      5 Nov
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapters 4 & 9

    10. Week 8: Social constructionist and dialogical theory in critical psychology 3 items
      12 November
      1. Social Constructionism - Vivien Burr 2003

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 1, pages 1-19

      2. Bakhtin and the human sciences: no last words - Michael Bell, Michael Gardiner, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read chapter 2: A Bakhtinian Psychology: From Out of the Heads of Individuals and into the Dialogues between Them John Shotter and Michael Billig

      3. Psychological science in a postmodern context. - Gergen, K.J. 2001

        Article Essential, Key or Purchase Optional reading

    11. Week 9: Review, tutorial on blog assignment

      19 November

    12. Week 10: Critical social issues: Race 3 items
      26 November
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 12

      2. Postmodern psychologies, societal practice, and political life - Lois Holzman 2000

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Fulani, L. Race, Identity, and Epistemology, pages 151-164

    13. Week 11: Critical social issues; Mental health and disability 1 item
      3 December
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapters 15,18

    14. Week 12: Critical social issues; Gender 2 items
      10 December
      1. Critical psychology: an introduction 2009

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 14, pp. 227-242

    15. Week 13: Queering psychology 2 items
      21 January
      1. Viewing critical psychology through the lens of queer. - Downing, Lisa, Gillett, Robert 2011

        Article Essential, Key or Purchase Downing, L., & Gillett, R. (2011). Viewing critical psychology through the lens of queer. Psychology & Sexuality, 2(1), 4-15.

      2. Handbook of critical psychology 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapters 21, 35

    16. Week 14: Critical perspectives on memory and dementia in psychology 2 items
      28 January
      1. Critical psychology: Voices for change - Tod Sloan 2000

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Lira, E. Reflections on critical psychology: Psychology of memory and forgetting, pages 82-90

    17. Week 15: Rethinking identity from a critical psychological perspective 2 items
      4 February
      1. Postmodern Psychologies, Societal Practice, and Political Life 2000

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Gergen, K. J. (2014). From identity to relational politics. In L. Holzman & J. Morss (Eds.), Postmodern psychologies, societal practice, and political life (pp. 130-150). London: Routledge.

    18. Week 16: Review, tutorial on final essay

      11 February

    19. Week 17: Feminist psychology 2 items
      18 February
      1. Feminism and the Evolution of Sex Differences and Similarities - Alice H. Eagly, Wendy Wood 2011-5

        Article Essential, Key or Purchase Eagly, A. and Wood, H. (2011) Feminism and the evolution of sex differences and similarities. Sex Roles, 64, 758–767.

      2. IV. Asking the Right Questions: Feminist Psychology and Sex Differences - Rachel T. Hare-Mustin, Jeanne Marecek 11/1994

        Article Essential, Key or Purchase

    20. Week 18: Marxist psychology 2 items
      25 February
      1. Handbook of critical psychology 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 8, pp. 271-279

    21. Week 19: Consolidation, 4 March

      No taught session, independent reading

    22. Week 20: Narrative psychology 4 items
      11 March
      1. Introducing narrative psychology - Michele L. Crossley

        Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase Crossley, M. (2002). Introducing narrative psychology. In K. Milnes, B. Roberts & C. Horrocks (Eds.), Narrative, Memory and Life Transitions (pp. 1-13). Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press.

      2. Qualitative psychology: a practical guide to research methods 2015

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Murray, M. (2003). Narrative psychology. In J. Smith (Ed.), Qualitative psychology: A practical guide to research methods. Blackwell.

      3. Narrative – State of the Art 2007

        Book Recommended or Additional Gergen, M. M., & Gergen, K. J. (2006). Narratives in action. In Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (2007). Narrative state of the art (Vol. 6) (pp. 133-144). John Benjamins Publishing.

      4. Narrative as construction and discursive resource - Stephanie Taylor 2007

        Chapter Recommended or Additional In Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (2007). Narrative state of the art (Vol. 6) (pp. 113-122). John Benjamins Publishing.

    23. Week 21: Discursive and rhetorical psychology 2 items
      18 March
      1. Ideology and opinions: studies in rhetorical psychology - Michael Billig 1991

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Chapter 2, Thinking as arguing (pp. 31-52)

      2. Handbook of critical psychology 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Wetherell, M. Discursive psychology: Key tenets, some splits, and two examples, pages 315-324

    24. Week 22: Critical discursive psychology 3 items
      25 March
      1. Discourse as data: a guide for analysis - Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie Taylor, Simeon J. Yates, Open University 2001

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase Edley, N. Analysing masculinity: Interpretative repertoires, ideological dilemmas and subject positions, pages 189-228

      2. Discourse theory and practice: a reader - Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie Taylor, Simeon J. Yates, Open University. Discourse analysis 2001

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase

    25. Week 23: Practicing critical psychology 1 item
      1 April
      1. Doing psychology critically : making a difference in diverse settings - Isaac Prilleltensky 2002

        Book Essential, Key or Purchase