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Question: What is postmodern psychology? Outline the strengths and limitations of this approach.
1st year, Undergraduate, Psychology, graded 85%
Answer: Introduction and thesis
The emerging movement of postmodernism is essentially a controversy with and an outgrowth of modernism, whose fundamental presumptions about the individual mind, objective reality and language, underpin contemporary psychological research. However, the growing popularization of postmodern thought gives a steady rise to postmodern psychology which can be seen from the increasing domain of postmodern dialogue within the scholarly world.
The thesis of this essay is that this somewhat new paradigm of postmodernism has a great potential to transform traditional psychological science in terms of both conceptual and methodological dimensions by shifting its main emphasis from futile attempts to establish truthfulness and objectivity to a more pragmatic goal of focusing on the practical applicability and usefulness of psychological knowledge in cultural life.
- Subject: Psychology
- Course: Philosophical Psychology
- Level: Degree
- Year: 2nd/3rd
- Mark: 85%
- Words: 952
- Date submitted: December 18, 2015
- Date written: February, 2014
- References: Yes
- Document type: Essay*
- Essay ID: 6993