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|Title:||Challenging the monoculturalism of psychology: towards a more socially accountable pedagogy and practice|
|Citation:||Australian Psychologist, 2004; 39(2):118-126|
|Publisher:||Australian Psychological Soc|
|Damien W. Riggs|
|Abstract:||In this paper I employ the notion of a “socially accountable psychology” (Davidson, 1998) to explore the whiteness of psychological epistemologies. I suggest that within a multicultural society psychology needs to develop an understanding of the ways that white systems of representation shape pedagogy and practice. In order to do this, I first outline the ways in which the discipline may be conceptualised as a cultural practice that is both informed by, and constitutive of, racialised practices in Australia. I then outline a constructionist approach to understanding psychical processes that values multiple, contextual understandings of knowledge production. I conclude by suggesting that we as white psychologists need to pay particular attention to the “politics of therapy”, and the privileges that we hold.|
|Keywords:||Multidisciplinary Psychology; Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology|
|Description:||© Australian Psychological Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology publications|
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