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Discursive Research in Practice: New Approaches to Psychology and Interaction

Discursive Research in Practice: New Approaches to Psychology and Interaction

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 7/12/2007
EAN 9780521849296, ISBN10: 0521849292

Hardcover, 332 pages, 22.8 x 15.6 x 2.2 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Over the past few decades new ways of conceiving the relation between people, practices and institutions have been developed, enabling an understanding of human conduct in complex situations that is distinctive from traditional psychological and sociological conceptions. This distinctiveness is derived from a sophisticated analytic approach to social action which combines conversation analysis with the fresh treatment of epistemology, mind, cognition and personality developed in discursive psychology. This text is the first to showcase and promote this new method of discursive research in practice. Featuring contributions from a range of international academics, both pioneers in the field and exciting new researchers, this book illustrates an approach to social science issues that cuts across the traditional disciplinary divisions to provide a rich participant-based understanding of action.

1. Discursive research - themes and debates Alexa Hepburn and Sally Wiggins
Part I. Psychology in Action
2. Managing subjectivity in talk Derek Edwards
3. Emotions in meeting talk Pirjo Nikander
4. Negotiating consciousness
parapsychology and the social organisation of reports of mental states Simon Allistone and Robin Wooffitt
5. Apologizing-in-action
on saying 'sorry' to indigenous Australians Martha Augoustinos, Amanda LeCouteur and Katherine Fogarty
6. Mind, mousse and moderation Jonathan Potter and Claudia Puchta
Part II. Professionals and Clients
7. When patients present serious health conditions as unlikely
managing potentially conflicting issues and constraints Anita Pomerantz, Virginia Teas Gill and Paul Denvir
8. Thinking errors and arguing
cognitive distortion as a members' category in sex offender group therapy talk Clare MacMartin and Curtis D. LeBaron
9. Members' and analysts' interests
'formulations' in psychotherapy Charles Antaki, Ivan Leudar and Rebecca Barnes
10. 'Suppose it wasn't possible for you to go any further with treatment, what would you do?' Hypothetical questions in interactions between psychiatrists and transsexual patients Susan Speer and Ceri Parsons
Part III. Youth and Institutions
11. Doing reluctance
managing delivery of assessments in peer evaluation Jakob Cromdal, Michael Tholander, and Karin Aronsson
12. A valid person
non-competence as a conversational outcome Alessandra Fasulo and Francesca Fiore
13. Discursive practices in talking problems during a school-family meeting Richard Buttny and Sandy Kellog Rath
14. Food abuse
mealtimes, helplines and 'troubled' eating Sally Wiggins and Alexa Hepburn
15. Discursive research
applications and implications Sally Wiggins and Alexa Hepburn.