A Bakhtinian psychology: From out of the heads of individuals and into the dialogues between them

  • Shotter, John and Billig M
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(from the chapter) Argues that the move to the dialogical in psychology leads people more toward a focus on people's social practices, rather than on what is supposed to be occurring within their individual heads. The authors explore the dialogical nature of everyday discursive phenomena and discuss what such a focus will employ for investigatory practices in psychological research. Topics discussed include: The practices of a social, social psychology, memory and attitudes, ideology and the dialogic unconscious, and the dialogical and its existence in "little things." The authors also explore the consequences of shifting attention in psychological inquiries away from mental representations and toward the complex mixture of influences at work in unique, momentary, ephemeral events occurring in the discourses between them as they unfold. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Michael Shotter, John and Billig

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