Dialogical approaches to psychology and ethics

Scuzzarello, Sarah (2014) Dialogical approaches to psychology and ethics. In: Nesbitt-Larking, Paul, Kinnvall, Catarina, Capelos, Tereza and Dekker, Henke (eds.) The Palgrave handbook of global political psychology. Palgrave studies in political psychology series . Palgrave, pp. 90-106. ISBN 9781349671045

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A dialogical conceptualisation of the self was originally developed in psychology by Hermans and colleagues (1992; Hermans, 2001) to provide an understanding of the self as multi-vocal and created in dialogue within the self and between the self and the other. Today, research in disciplines other than psychology has increasingly been influenced by this body of work. In particular, a strand of research analysing the dynamics of contemporary multicultural societies from a dialogical perspective is emerging (e.g. Bhatia and Ram, 2001; Harré and Moghaddam, 2003; Kinnvall and Lindén, 2010). Related to this work, a number of scholars are developing an approach to ethics where difference is seen as neither threatening nor abnormal but rather as a normal condition of being (e.g. Arnett, 2001; Nesbitt-Larking, 2009; Scuzzarello, 2009, 2010). Taken together, these studies point at possible linkages between psychology and politics, and they are good examples of what can be achieved within the framework of political psychology.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Development
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
Depositing User: Sarah Scuzzarello
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 10:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66875
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