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The body: a phenomenological psychological perspective

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The body: a phenomenological psychological perspective

The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists recognise that we relate to other people and the world about us through our body. This free course, The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective, explores the theoretical perspective on embodiment: the phenomenological psychological perspective.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of fundamental aspects of the theory and methodology underpinning phenomenological psychology
  • critique simplistic mind–body, individual–social and agency–structure dualisms and appreciate how the body, self and society are interconnected
  • describe how phenomenological psychologists conceptualise the body.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 08/06/2017

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