ARCP 8: Psychologisation under Scrutiny

This issue of Annual Review of Critical Psychology represents a collaborative effort to continue unravelling the modern, and ever expanding, tendency to manage non-psychological issues in psychological terms. The most important challenge, here, lies in probing the boundaries between the non-psychological and the psychological and exploring ways to transcend them. For, if today it seems that there no outside of psychology and psychologization, the question seems to have become: are we lost in psychologisation? These are questions and dilemmas that are shared by the contributors in this issue, whether they focus on the foundations and exemplifying logics of psychologisation and the legal and institutional bases (Part I), or envisage strategies and actions to render visible the socio-political investments behind psychologisation processes (de-psychologised) as a powerful syntax of neoliberal language (Part II). The debate is still open. Each of the articles in this issue can be classified as an attempt to realize a critique of psychologisation beyond its deadlocks

Contents of ARCP 8

Editorial
Psychologism, Psychologising and De-Psychologisation
ÁNGEL GORDO & JAN DE VOS

Part I Disciplinary, legal and sociocultural overflow: from psycho-logism to psychologisation

Psychologised life and thought styles
FERNANDO ÁLVAREZ-URÍA, JULIA VARELA, ÁNGEL GORDO & PILAR PARRA

Psychologisation processes viewed from the perspective of the regulation of healthcare professions in Spain
ROBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

The psychologisation of work: the deregulation of work and the government of will
EDUARDO CRESPO & AMPARO SERRANO

Psychologisation and the construction of the political subject as vulnerable object
KEN MCLAUGHLIN

Beyond psychologisation: individual and collective naturalising stigmatisations
RAFAEL GONZÁLEZ

From the bodhi tree, to the analyst‘s couch, then into the MRI scanner: the psychologisation of Buddhism
ELLIOT COHEN

Part II De-psychologising policies/politics

The rational of an emotional society: a Cartesian reflection
MARC DE KESEL

‘Sincerely Yours’‘ – ‘What do you mean?’ Psychologisation as symptom to be taken seriously
FRANK VAN DE VEIRE

Je Te mathème!: Badiou‘s de-psychologisation of love
CARLOS GUILLERMO GÓMEZ CAMARENA

The disappearance of psychologisation?
OLE JACOB MADSEN & SVEND BRINKMANN

Beyond Psychologisation. The Non-Psychology of the Flemish Novelist Louis Paul Boon
JAN DE VOS

Rebel Pathologies: from Politics to Psychologisation…and back
MIHALIS MENTINIS

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