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Psychological perspectives

Brid Featherstone

in Contemporary fathering

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9781861349880
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.003.0005
Psychological perspectives

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This chapter explores the literature on the ‘conditions of historical possibility’ for psychology. It then focuses on developmental psychology, and particularly contemporary developments. An important aim of the chapter is to critically engage with the research that appears to have become influential with policy makers. More ‘critical’ psychologies are discussed in terms of the potential they offer for challenging oppressive gender relations and identities.

Keywords: developmental psychology; historical possibility; gender relations; gender identity

Chapter.  6664 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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