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Title: Discursive psychology
Authors: Edwards, Derek
Potter, Jonathan
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: The Continuum International Publishing Group © Alec McHoul, Mark Rapley and contributors
Citation: EDWARDS, D. and POTTER, J., 2001. Discursive psychology. IN: McHoul, A.W. and Rapley, M. (eds.) How to analyse talk in institutional settings: a casebook of methods. London: Continuum, pp. 12 - 24.
Abstract: Discursive psychology (DP) is the application of discourse analytic principles to psychological topics. In psychology’s dominant ‘cognitivist’ paradigm, individuals build mental representations of the world on the basis of innate mental structures and perceptual experience, and talk on that basis. The categories and content of discourse are considered to be a reflection, refracted through various kinds of error and distortion, of how the world is perceived to be. In contrast, DP begins with discourse (talk and text), both theoretically and empirically. Discourse is approached, not as the outcome of mental states and cognitive processes, but as a domain of action in its own right. [Continues...]
Description: This book chapter was published in the book How to Analyse Talk in Institutional Settings: A Casebook of Methods. The publisher's website is at: http://www.continuumbooks.com/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9485
ISBN: 0826454631
Appears in Collections:Book Chapters (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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