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.
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
The psychologisation of work: the deregulation of work and the government of will
EDUARDO CRESPO & AMPARO SERRANO
Part II De-psychologising policies/politics
Je Te mathème!: Badiou‘s de-psychologisation of love
CARLOS GUILLERMO GÓMEZ CAMARENA
The disappearance of psychologisation?
OLE JACOB MADSEN & SVEND BRINKMANN
Rebel Pathologies: from Politics to Psychologisation…and back
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