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Aug. 25th, 2006 | 12:14 am
posted by: legacy_tycho in representingid

sorry I suppose this is reviving a dead horse, but....

I have a favor to ask of you, (heather), which will hopefully distract you from the stress of getting ready for school....

I want to post the most recent "course description" for my reading project with (you all and) Suzanne this semester. Current course title: Post-Structuralism and Psychology: Narrative, Methods, and Socio-Cultural Factors in the Study and Practice of Psychology

The aim of this course is to develop the posibiility of a synthetic conversation between post-structural theory, scholorship in the post-structural tradition, and the research and theory of contemporary psychological social science. Structured by a series of four themed encounters the organizing thrust of this project will be a consistant attention to the function narrative in the study of the individual and the role of sociocultural factors in the study of psychological variables. The foundation section of the course will consist of two "units." The first addresses issues realted to incorporating narrative elements in research methodologies, and epistomological issues raised by post-structuralism in the study of psychology. In the second foundation "unit," readings and synthetic work will engauge the relationship between psychological social science and ideas about pathology and mental health. The second (uneven) half of the project, will consist of two shorter synthetic which will combine foundational materail with topical conversations between scholorship in a post-structural tradition and psychological research. One such unit will engauge feminist and queer theoritical notions of identity in conversation with identity as concived by psychologists in a developmental and cognitive framework, with particular attention to elements narrative in identity. The second "topical" unit will engauge the idea of "body" and the study of embodiment in a socio-cultural and cogntive frameworks. Thus the goal ultimitly is not to explain, test, or appropriate post-structuralist thought through emperical psychology, but rather to develop an appropriate means to study narrative in a psychological context that recognizes the relevance socio-cultural variables with the illumination of both psychological and post-structuralist traditions.



make any suggestions you feel. with particular attention to shortening the blasted thing. also, if you think of a good place to insert a phrase about "developmental aspects of" or somesuch point that out too.

thanks as always,

I'll be in the car tomorrow, so I'll talk to you at some point. egad. I want to have the course finalized by friday at the latest, so I can actually do work for it on the weekend. or something.

cheers,
sam

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date: Aug. 28th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
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The aim of this course is to develop the posibiility of a synthetic conversation between post-structuralist theory, scholorship in the post-structuralist tradition, and the research and theory of contemporary psychological social science. Structured by a series of four themed encounters, the organizing thrust of this project will be a consistant attention to narrative's function in the study of the individual and the role of sociocultural factors in the study of psychological variables. The foundation section of the course will consist of two "units." The first addresses issues related to incorporating narrative elements in research methodologies, and epistomological issues raised by post-structuralism in the study of psychology. In the second foundational "unit," readings and synthetic work will engauge the relationship between psychological social science and ideas about pathology and mental health. The second (uneven) half of the project, will consist of two shorter synthetic components which will combine foundational materaiial with topical conversations between scholorship in a post-structural tradition and psychological research. One such unit will engage feminist and queer theoritical notions of identity in conversation with identity as concived by psychologists in a developmental and cognitive framework, with particular attention to narrative elements in identity. The second "topical" unit will engauge the idea of "body" and the study of embodiment in a socio-cultural and cogntive frameworks. Thus, the goal is not to explain, test, or appropriate post-structuralist thought through emperical psychology, but rather to develop an appropriate means to study narrative in a psychological context that recognizes the relevance socio-cultural variables with the illumination of both psychological and post-structuralist traditions.

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