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Psychological subjects : identity, culture, and health in twentieth-century Britain

Author: Mathew Thomson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This is a study of how psychological thinking developed as a feature of life in 20th century Britain. Ranging from the excitement about a new age at the start of the century to the permissive society of the 1970s, it offers us a new picture of how Britons of the period came to think about themselves and their world psychologically.
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Thomson, Mathew.
Psychological subjects.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006000594
(OCoLC)62532489
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mathew Thomson
ISBN: 1429421959 9781429421959 9780199287802 0199287805 0191537039 9780191537035
OCLC Number: 77176608
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 330 pages)
Contents: Part I: Psychologies of the New Age --
Practical psychology --
Reframing the discipline --
After the New Age --
Part II: Prospects and problems --
Psychology and education --
Psychology and the problem of industrial civilisation --
Medicine and the psychological --
Part III: Ends --
Psychology and the mid-century crisis --
Towards the permissive society.
Responsibility: Mathew Thomson.
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