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chapter 15 - Chapter15 Postmodernism,Diversity,and

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Chapter 15  Postmodernism, Diversity, and Contemporary Therapy Approaches Social revolution of 1960s  - led to change in psychology Marked important change – change from exclusive focus on individual psyche to greater awareness of  human in society View that individual psychological problems/treatment bound up w/society as a whole   EX – Feminists claimed many problems suffered by women reflected society’s sexist attitudes  rather than  individual flaws in woman’s character Gays/lesbians began to challenge society’s labeling of  them as “deviant” Advent of common psychology movement in 1960s  - Said all psychological problems were embedded in social factors - Challenged traditional models of psycho treatment  - Claimed traditional models of psychotherapy often laid blame at client’s doorsteps  ignored role of important social factors argued therapists tended to impose Western model of mental health on client  (this model was 1 of a white, heterosexual male view of what constitutes healthy functioning    AND  based on hierarchical differences in power
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values community egalitarian relationships holistic thinking Benefit of this challenge  encourages psychologists to analyze their therapies/  relationships w/clients  Is possible that what therapist is doing is reinforcing       very soc structures that R causing ct’s pxs              is hoped, analysis will lead 2 new types of therapy + effective psychoth improved srvs 2 cts Coinciding w/these events, there began revolution in scientific   thinking  became postmodern view In Modern View ,   - science was objective - trying to discover truth about reality assumed 1 true reality could be discovered In Postmodern View - there is no one truth - no one discoverable reality Postmodernism Modernist ideas in psychology have privileged values/beliefs of  dominant groups  (such as those of Western, white, heterosexual males) 2
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Postmodernists say experiences of different groups of people = different personal realities               i.e., people’s different experiences = diff realities
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course PSYC 3083 taught by Professor Meche during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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