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Times, theories and practices in social psychology.

Levine, R. M. (2003) Times, theories and practices in social psychology. Theory and Psychology, 13 (1). pp. 53-72. ISSN 1461-7447

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Abstract

This paper begins by problematizing the `taken for granted' status of Newtonian linear time at the heart of (social) psychology. Borrowing from Adam, the paper makes a distinction between an `events in time' and `time in events' approach to social psychology. It argues that a `time in events' approach helps to reveal the importance of multiple times for social psychological theories and practices. To demonstrate this approach, it considers some of the multiple times that are relevant for analysing the concept of `identity'. It also explores the multiple times of the research encounter. In doing so, it suggests that traditional dichotomies in social psychology between synchronic and diachronic methods, and between experimental and qualitative methods, can be dissolved by this focus on the temporal. The paper concludes with some observations about the importance of time for thinking about social psychology as a knowledge-producing practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Theory and Psychology
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative • quantitative • social psychology • theory • time
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 3592
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2008 16:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3592

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