[Book Review] A feminist companion to social psychology

Ulug, Ozden Melis and Acar, Yasemin Gulsum (2022) [Book Review] A feminist companion to social psychology. FEMINISM & PSYCHOLOGY. a095935352211145 1-5. ISSN 0959-3535

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A Feminist Companion to Social Psychology is a critical contribution to often-mainstream introductions to the field. The text provides an account of the history of social psychology, infuses this discussion with long-standing yet ever-current debates around privilege, power, and intersectionality, and shows what it can bring to the table for social psychology. We see this as an excellent introductory companion text for people new to social psychology, one that we much enjoyed reading. Yet, there are areas that we felt could benefit from further thought. In some ways, we found the text to be too focused on WEIRD (Western, European, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic; Henrich et al., 2010) examples. We also found at times that the text could focus too much on a binary gendered framing, sometimes resulting in a neglect of non-binary genders. Despite our criticisms, we appreciated the text for being approachable and easy to understand for people new to social psychology in general and feminist social psychology in particular.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
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Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2022 10:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2022 08:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/108096

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