The pedagogical approach to this class engages my notion of social text. Social text is the pedagogical integration of various platforms for in-class conversation and debate. Here, the integration of multiple media platforms such as films, social media, documentaries, albums and songs, visual and performing arts, and oral story telling through the sharing of experiences and analysis through speech and conversation are paired with written written text such as poetry, newspapers and articles, academic journals and books, blogs, and social media. Throughout this class, we relied heavily on written text and storytelling by reading academic text alongside our in-class individual and collective storytelling and analysis, Tedtalks, fiction and non-fiction documentaries. For a list of all the materials we engaged, please see below:
Introduction: Course Themes
Fox, D., Prilleltensky, I., & Austin, S. (2010). Critical Psychology for Social Justice: Concerns and
Dilemmas. Critical Psychology: An Introduction. Sage
NATURE VERSUS NURTURE/BEHAVIOR IS NOT FIXED
Learning and Behavior I: The Brain and Behavior
Doidge, N. (2007). Redesigning the Brain. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph
from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Penguin.
Samelson, F. (1980). JB Watson’s Little Albert, Cyril Burt’s twins, and the need for critical science.
American Psychologist, 35, 619-625.
Learning and Behavior II: Development and Learning
Ripple, R. E., & Rockcastle, V. N. (1964). Development and Learning. Piaget Rediscovered. Cornell
Kamii, C. (1973). Pedagogical Principles derived from Piaget’s Theory: Relevance for Educational
Practice. In Piaget in the Classroom by M. Schwebel and J. Ralph. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Personality and Psychological Disorders
Frosh, S. (2012). A family history of psychoanalysis. A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory.
Carlat, D. (2010). The Bible of Psychiatry. Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry – A Doctor’s Revelations
about a Profession in Crisis. Simon and Schuster.
Metzl, J. M. (2010). A Racialized Disease. The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black
Disease. Beacon Press.
KNOWING FOR AND KNOWING BY: RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICS
Paradigms of Scientific Research
Norman K Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds. / Handbook of Qualitative Research, 1st Ed., 1994, pp. 105-117
Stainton Rogers, W. (2003). Methods and Analysis. Social psychology: experimental and critical
approaches. Maidenhead: Open Univ. Press.
Billig, M. Repopulating the Depopulated Pages of Social Psychology. Theory and Psychology 4(3), 307-
Haraway, D. (1988). Situated Knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of partial
perspective. Feminist Studies 14(3), 579-599.
Creative and Participatory Approaches to Research
Fine, M., & Sirin, S. R. (2007). Theorizing Hyphenated Selves: Researching Youth Development in and
across Contentious Political Contexts. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1(1), 16–38.
Arafat Payne, Y. (2008). “Street Life” as a Site of Resiliency: How Street Life-Oriented Black Men Frame
Opportunity in the United States. Journal of Black Psychology, 34(1), 3–31.
IDENTITY, ENVIRONMENT, AND POLITICS
Identity I: Whiteness & Double Consciousness
Wong, L. M. Di(s)-secting and Dis(s)-closing ‘Whiteness’; Two Tales about Psychology. Feminism &
Psychology 4(1), 133-153.
Du Bois, W. E. B., & Edwards, B. H. (2008). The souls of black folk. Oxford University Press. Pgs 1-14
Fanon, F., & Markmann, C. (2000). The Fact of Blackness. Black skin, white masks (Nachdr.). London:
Identity II: Intersectionality
Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against
women of color. Stanford law review, 1241-1299.
Ussher, J.M. (2005). The meaning of sexual desire: Experience of heterosexual and lesbian girls.
Lorde, A. (1984). The uses of the erotic: The erotic as power. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, 339–
Identity III: Environment and Change
Kallianes, V., & Rubenfeld, P. (1997). Disabled women and reproductive rights. Disability & Society,
Liu, W. (2015, June). The embodied crises of neoliberal globalization: The lives and narratives of Filipina
migrant domestic workers. In Women’s Studies International Forum (Vol. 50, pp. 80-88). Pergamon.
Rivlin, L. (1982). Group membership and place meanings in an urban neighborhood. Journal of Social
Issues, 38(3), 75-93
Ruddick, S. (1996). Constructing Difference in Public Spaces: Race, Class, and Gender as Interlocking
Systems. Urban Geography 17(2) 132-151.