This dissertation excavates the intersection between the production of psychological knowledge, assessment, and colonialism. Utilizing the history of the dissemination of psychological knowledge in Puerto Rico, I will render problematic the role of psychology within practices of colonialism and the role of colonialism within the practice of psychology. This dissertation also provide an analysis of how psychology and colonialism intervene upon the individual to shape a particular kind of subject that is bound to the descriptions already available by psychological and colonialist discourse. Finally, it questions the current role of the psychologist and provides coordinates to rethinking this role in light of an analysis of power and processes of social accountability.
|Advisor:||Wilkinson, Tanya, Morgan, Robert|
|School:||California Institute of Integral Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 73/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Behavioral psychology, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Colonialist practices, Foucault, History of psychology, Psychological assessment, Puerto rico, Subjectivity|
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