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Inscription, Diagnosis, Deception and the Mental Health Industry : How Psy Governs Us All (Hardcover)

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Do you ever wonder how psychology came to dominate everything from the sports pages in daily newspapers to the language we use to describe ourselves? This historical analysis by one of the UK's leading critical psychologists answers that question by exploring the history of the harm caused by the Psy professions, the complicity of governments in the expansion of the psychology, psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries, and some ways of resisting that expansion. From incarceration to lobotomy, ECT to psychotherapy and diagnosis to death-making, the Psy industry continues to govern us all. This scholarly critique shows how.
Do you ever wonder how psychology came to dominate everything from the sports pages in daily newspapers to the language we use to describe ourselves? This historical analysis by one of the UK's leading critical psychologists answers that question by exploring the history of the harm caused by the Psy professions, the complicity of governments in the expansion of the psychology, psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries, and some ways of resisting that expansion. From incarceration to lobotomy, ECT to psychotherapy and diagnosis to death-making, the Psy industry continues to govern us all. This scholarly critique shows how.
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Psychotherapy / Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Craig Newnes
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2015
TCIN: 46761382
UPC: 9780230293663
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7112

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