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The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective


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The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, some psychologists believe there is more to our bodies than that as they recognise that it is through the body that we relate to other people and the world about us. This unit explores one particular theoretical perspective on embodiment: the phenomenological psychological perspective. This is an approach to psychology that acknowledges the social nature of embodiment, placing embodied experience centre stage in all psychological understanding.

this unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Social psychology: critical perspectives on self and others (DD307) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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