Neoliberal Psychology – (International and Cultural Psychology) – eBook


  • Author: Carl Ratner
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3030029816, 15740455, 21977984
  • ISBN-13: 9783030029814, 9783030029821
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This provocative monograph, Neoliberal Psychology (PDF) defines the elusive concept of neoliberal psychology, focusing on its content, form, and cultural contexts and establishing it as a core feature of modern society. Its cross-cultural analysis examines the reality of neoliberal psychology in the globalized world, asserting that neoliberalism influences individuals’ sense of identity, self, and—regardless of country of origin—the concept of nationality. Macro cultural psychological theory opens out neoliberal psychology in its most visible aspects, such as sexuality, work-life, consumer behavior, and the shared vision of the good life. At the same time, the author identifies profound social inequities and other negative aspects of neoliberal society and discusses how they may be corrected.

Included in the coverage:

  • The neoliberal class structure of phenomena.
  • Snapshots of neoliberal society and psychology.
  • A psychological theory for comprehending neoliberal psychology.
  • Neoliberalism as a political, cultural, ideological, economic system.
  • Psychological and cultural emancipation, and macro cultural psychological theory.

Since neoliberalism is the dominant social system in today’s world, and because it commands both strong support and strong criticism from diverse interest groups, Neoliberal Psychology will be of general interest to a wide readership. The ebook’s psychological focus is a new window into neoliberalism that is more accessible than more technical accounts of its economics and politics, and it should appeal especially to social science students and professors.