Critical Psychology: History & Theories


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Critical theory states that science should __________.

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1. Margaret, a psychologist, uses open-ended interviews in her research protocol. This is an example of what type of data analysis?

2. In participant action research, who collects and analyzes data?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about critical psychology by answering these mobile-friendly questions. Areas of importance include critical theory and what it says about science, as well as the data analysis that's conducted with open-ended interviews.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Who performs the data collection and analysis in participant action research
  • Philosophical outlook that focuses on objectivity, logic and structured scientific analysis
  • The way of shaping society and making it better, according to theorist Jurgen Habermas

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on critical psychology, including the name of the philosophical outlook that's concerned with logic, objectivity and structured scientific analysis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what critical theory argues about science
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the individual/group who is responsible for collecting and analyzing data in participation action research and the type of data analysis that's associated with open-ended interviews

Additional Learning

Explore the merging of psychology and philosophy in the accompanying lesson titled Critical Psychology: History & Theories. These points will be emphasized:

  • Differences between critical and conventional psychology
  • Goals of critical psychology in defeating oppression and inequality
  • Broader approaches to research by critical psychologists
  • Origins of critical theory among German philosophers