Paranoia: a social account
Cromby, John and Harper, D. 2009. Paranoia: a social account. Theory & Psychology. 19 (3), pp. 335-361.
|Authors||Cromby, John and Harper, D.|
Both psychology and psychiatry are dominated by individualistic accounts of paranoia (and indeed, other forms of distress). As a corrective to these, this paper provides a social account of paranoia grounded in a minimal notion of embodied subjectivity constituted from the interpenetration of feelings, perception and discourse. Paranoia is conceptualised as a mode or tendency within embodied subjectivity, co-constituted in the dialectical associations between subjectivity and relational, social and material influences. Relevant psychiatric and psychological literature is briefly reviewed; relational, social structural and material influences upon paranoia are described; and some implications of this account for research and intervention are highlighted.
|Keywords||embodiment; neuroscience; psychotherapy; social psychology; Vygotsky|
|Journal||Theory & Psychology|
|Journal citation||19 (3), pp. 335-361|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959354309104158|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||09 Mar 2010|
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