Social Psychology as History

@article{Gergen1973SocialPA,
  title={Social Psychology as History},
  author={K. Gergen},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1973},
  volume={26},
  pages={309-320}
}
  • K. Gergen
  • Published 1973
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • An analysis of theory and research in social psychology reveals that while methods of research are scientific in character, theories of social behavior are primarily reflections of contemporary history. The dissemination of psychological knowledge modifies the patterns of behavior upon which the knowledge is based. It does so because of the prescriptive bias of psychological theorizing, the liberating effects of knowledge, and the resistance based on common values of freedom and individuality… CONTINUE READING
    1,468 Citations
    Social Psychology, Science, and History: So What?
    • Highly Influenced
    Critical Studies in the History of Social Psychology
    • 7
    Social Psychology as History and as Traditional Science: An Appraisal
    • 16
    • Highly Influenced
    Ideology and Social Psychology
    • 25
    11 Social Psychology
    • 1
    Strains in experimental social psychology: a textual anaylsis of the development of experimentation in social psychology.
    • 47
    How Social Representations of Attitudes Have Informed Attitude Theories
    • 71
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES
    The Proper Scope of Social Psychology
    • 7
    Toward a Psychology of Being
    • 6,003
    • PDF
    The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy
    • 1,375
    • PDF
    The Authoritarian Personality
    • 7,377
    • PDF
    The contagion of aggression
    • 88
    Reinstatement of the communicator in delayed measurement of opinion change.
    • 400
    • PDF
    A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
    • 22,016
    • PDF