Social psychology and politics
Social psychology and politics

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Social psychology and politics

5.2 Consolidation quiz

Before you go on to the next section, check your understanding of some key concepts that have been covered here.

Activity 9 Consolidation quiz

As you saw in the interview extract in the previous section, Mark Burton and his colleagues have come up with six key principles for liberation psychology. Below, you will see the six principles and an example or definition for each one. Match each principle with its correct definition.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. Social problems are generated through social processes

  2. Prioritises work with the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised

  3. Consciousness raising

  4. Being critical of the ways in which ‘problems’ are presented to us

  5. Developing theory from practice and experience

  6. Using more ‘creative’ approaches, e.g. drama, photo, voice etc.

  • a.Taking a stance on theory; not being theory led

  • b.Understanding the perspective of people who are in oppressed social systems

  • c.Going beyond appearance and questioning ideology

  • d.Becoming aware of social forces and relations that affect people

  • e.Taking an eclectic approach to method

  • f.Understanding social justice and the social system

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = f
  • 2 = b
  • 3 = d
  • 4 = c
  • 5 = a
  • 6 = e

Discussion

PrincipleDefinition
Understanding social justice and the social systemSocial problems are generated through social processes
Understanding the perspective of people who are in oppressed social systemsPrioritises work with the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised
Becoming aware of social forces and relations that affect peopleConsciousness raising
Going beyond appearance and questioning ideologyBeing critical of the ways in which ‘problems’ are presented to us
Taking a stance on theory; not being theory ledDeveloping theory from practice and experience
Taking an eclectic approach to methodUsing more ‘creative’ approaches, e.g. drama, photo, voice etc.
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