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Modernizing the Mind: Psychological Knowledge and the Remaking of Society (Hardback)
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Modernizing the Mind: Psychological Knowledge and the Remaking of Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2002
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When did fidgety children begin to suffer from attention deficit disorder? How did frightened people come to be called paranoid? Why are we considered to have emotional intelligence and not simply caring personalities? While psychological knowledge began in the relative isolation of laboratories and universities, it has since permeated various professions, institutions, and everyday life. Society and our conceptions of self have fundamentally changed with psychology's modernization of the mind. Ward provides a social and cultural history of the spread of psychological knowledge, assessing the way this proliferation has reconfigured society's meaning, and the way people view themselves and others. Using ideas borrowed from science and technology studies, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of organizations, Ward examines how American psychology established itself as the central purveyor of truth about the mind and self in the 20th century. He examines how psychology has essentially become common knowledge, and his innovative account offers a novel theory about the growth and influence of numerous different knowledge forms.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275974503
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 584 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Modernizing the Mind is an important book not only for theories of the consturction of psychological knowledge but also for the sociology of the professions, cultural sociology, and the study of modernization....Sociologists, whose own discipline is notable for its lack recognition and prestige both within and outside the academic arena, have much to learn from psychology's tremendous successes in institutionalizing its knowledge claims. They have no better place to start than Modernizing the Mind."-Contemporary Sociology
"This is an excellent book that I recommend to every psychologist. It is certainly a must-read for every graduate student in psychology. It is well written, finely articulated, and organized; it provides a large and systematic overview; and it contributes to a better understanding of the development of psychology as a field."-Contemporary Psychology
?This is an excellent book that I recommend to every psychologist. It is certainly a must-read for every graduate student in psychology. It is well written, finely articulated, and organized; it provides a large and systematic overview; and it contributes to a better understanding of the development of psychology as a field.?-Contemporary Psychology
?Modernizing the Mind is an important book not only for theories of the consturction of psychological knowledge but also for the sociology of the professions, cultural sociology, and the study of modernization....Sociologists, whose own discipline is notable for its lack recognition and prestige both within and outside the academic arena, have much to learn from psychology's tremendous successes in institutionalizing its knowledge claims. They have no better place to start than Modernizing the Mind.?-Contemporary Sociology

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