Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2012

Liberation Psychology Network

Liberation psychology is an orientation to psychology that originated in Latin America.  It drew on a number of currents of radical and critical praxis from the continent and was first articulated by Ignacio Martín Baró at the Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” (UCA) San Salvador, El Salvador.
Martín Baró was in touch with critical psychologists from Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba and this group has kept the approach alive though regular congresses and publications.
Liberation psychology is orientated to the oppressed majority, the excluded, the exploited.  It uses the standpoint and the perspective of the oppressed to interrogate psychological theory and practice to de-ideologise but also to recover and rework approaches for a more adequate psychology for the needs of the popular majority in Latin America.
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