Doing Critical Psychology in a State of Affluence

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Critical psychologists’ objective is to understand forms of social injustice and inequality, and ultimately change conditions to the better. Historically critical psychology evolved from the student revolt in Germany in the late 1960s as a reaction against an unjust capitalistic society, and poor living conditions for students. In recent years critical psychology appears to have been most prominent in societies in Latin America often characterized by their endemic poverty and forms of exclusion. What then of one of the wealthiest and well-managed countries in the world, Norway? In this paper I give a brief discussion of the challenges of doing critical psychology in a state of affluence. Does critical psychology become redundant? Does critical psychology’s objective change? Or none of the above, which suggests that critical psychology and its aim, is the same independent of historical and national context.

The Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 2013, 10, 756-764

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