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Reading Suggestions for the Curious
Social Psychology Student

(and others)

Social psychology can focus attention on the individual's relationship to the larger social system, but mainstream psychology too often examines relatively trivial issues or -- perhaps just as troubling -- broad issues in a trivial, unchallenging way. The result reinforces the status quo.

Many of the books and articles listed here were written by social psychologists. Some are standards, including a few textbooks that raise interesting issues. Others cover topics that mainstream social psychologists might not consider "social psychological," but students should find many of them thought provoking. History, economics, anthropology, political theory, and other fields examine topics that shape our assumptions about how human beings behave.

This is not a comprehensive list of either mainstream or critical social psychology readings. It's not an even-handed list "showing both sides." It is instead very idiosyncratic, reflecting some of my past and current interests, including critical psychology, psychology and law, corporate power, anarchism,  alternative community and sexuality-relationship cultures, and critical approaches to "self-help."

I haven't read all these books. I don't agree with them all. Their authors don't all agree with one another. Life's not that simple.

Many listed issues are addressed elsewhere:

this website
my blog
Radical Psychology Network

Related: List of Critical Psychology Articles Published in the American Psychologist

Categories overlap!

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Psychology and the Status Quo / Critical Psychology

Albee, George W. (1986) Toward a Just Society: Lessons From Observations on the Primary Prevention of Psychopathology. American Psychologist, 41, 891-898.

Archibald, W. P. (1978). Social Psychology as Political Economy. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Armistead, Nigel (Ed.). (1974). Reconstructing Social Psychology. Penguin Books.

Bakan, David (1967). On Method: Toward a Reconstruction of Psychological Investigation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Baritz, L. (1974). The Servants of Power: A History of the Use of Social Science in American Industry. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Billig, M. (1982). Ideology and Social Psychology. Oxford, England: Blackwell.

Braginsky, B. M., and Braginsky, D. D. (1974). Mainstream Psychology: A Critique. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.

Brown, Laura S. (1997). Ethics in Psychology: Cui Bono? Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Brown, Phil. (Ed.). (1973). Radical Psychology. New York: Harper.

Brown, Phil. (1974). Toward a Marxist Psychology. New York: Harper.

Buss, A. R. (Ed.). (1979). Psychology in Social Context. New York: Wiley.

Campbell, E. (1984) Humanistic Psychology: The End of Innocence (a view from inside the parentheses). Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 24(2), 6-29.

Caplan, N., & Nelson, S. D. (1973). On Being Useful: The Nature and Consequences of Psychological Research on Social Problems. American Psychologist, 28, 199-211.

Cherry, Frances (1995). The Stubborn Particulars of Social Psychology: Essays on the Research Process. Routledge.

de Vos, Jan. (2012). Psychologization in Times of Globalization. London and New York: Routledge.

Du Preez, P. (1980). Social Psychology of Politics. Oxford: Blackwell.

Dafermos, M., Marvakis, A., Mentinis, M., Painter, D., &  Triliva, S. (2013). Critical Psychology in a Changing World: Building Bridges and Expanding the Dialogue. Annual Review of Critical Psychology, Volume 10. [Special Issue - 49 articles]

Fay, B. (1975). Social Theory and Political Practice. London: Allen & Unwin.

Feyeravend, Paul. (1975). Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge. London: Verso.

Fox, Dennis R. (1985). Psychology, Ideology, Utopia, and the Commons. American Psychologist, 40, 48-58.

Fox, Dennis R. (1986). Beyond Individualism and Centralization. American Psychologist, 41, 231-232. [Comment]

Fox, Dennis R. (1992). A Political Framework for the Introductory Social Psychology Course. Contemporary Social Psychology, 16, 37-39.

Fox, Dennis R., & Prilleltensky, Isaac (1993). Will Psychology Pay Attention to its Own Radical Critics? Conversation hour conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto. [Founding meeting of the Radical Psychology Network]

Fox, Dennis R., & Prilleltensky, Isaac (1996). The Inescapable Nature of Politics in Psychology: A Response to O'Donohue and Dyslin. New Ideas in Psychology, 14, 21-26.

Fox, Dennis., & Prilleltensky, Isaac (Eds.). (1997). Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Fox, Dennis, Prilleltensky, Isaac, & Austin, Stephanie (2009). Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Fox, Dennis, Prilleltensky, Isaac, & Austin, Stephanie (2009). Critical Psychology for Social Justice: Concerns and Dilemmas. In Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Fromm, Erich. (1962). Beyond the Chains of Illusion: My Encounter with Marx and Freud. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Gamson, William A., & Modigliani, Andre (1979). Conceptions of Social Life: A Text-Reader for Social Psychology. Washington, DC: University Press of America.

Harré, R., & Secord, P. F. (1972). The Explanation of Social Behavior. Oxford: Blackwell.

Harris, Ben (1997). Repoliticizing the History of Psychology. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Hepburn, Alexa. (2003). An Introduction to Critical Social Psychology. London: Sage.

Herman, Ellen (1995). The Romance of American Psychology: Political Culture in the Age of Experts. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Himmelweit, Hilde T., & Gaskell, George (Eds.). (1990). Societal Psychology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Hogan, R. T., & Emler, N. P. (1978). The Biases in Contemporary Social Psychology. Social Research, 45, 478-534.

Holzman, Lois, & Morss, John (Eds.). (2000). Postmodern Psychologies, Societal Practice, and Political Life. Routledge.

Howitt, D. (1991). Concerning Psychology: Psychology Applied to Social Issues. Open University Press.

Jacoby, Russell (1975). Social Amnesia: A Critique of Contemporary Psychology from Adler to Laing. Boston: Beacon.

Jacoby, R. & Glauberman, N. (Eds). (1995). The Bell Curve Debate: History, Documents, Opinions. New York: Times Books.

Joffe, Justin M., & Albee, George (Eds.). (1981). Prevention Through Political Action and Social Change. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Kagan, C., Burton, M., Duckett, P., Lawthom, R., & Siddiquee, A. (2011). Critical Community Psychology. West Sussex, UK: BPS Blackwell.

Kelman, Herbert C. (1968). A Time to Speak: On Human Values and Social Research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lerner, Michael. (1991). Surplus Powerlessness: The Psychodynamics of Everyday Life . . . and the Psychology of Individual and Social Transformation (revised ed). Humanities Press.

Lindblom, Charles E., & Cohen, David K. (1979). Usable Knowledge: Social Science and Social Problem Solving. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Martín-Baró, Ignacio. (1994). (Adrianne Aron & Shawn Corne, Eds.). Writings for a Liberation Psychology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Maslow, Abraham H. (1966). The Psychology of Science: A Reconnaisance. New York: Harper & Row.

Mills, C. Wright. (1959). The Sociological Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press.

Moghaddam, Fathali M., & Studer, Charles. (1997). Cross Cultural Psychology: The Frustrated Gadfly's Promises, Potentialities and Failures. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Nightingale, David, & Neilands, Tor (1997).Understanding and Practicing Critical Psychology. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Ollman, B., & Vernoff, E. (Eds.). (1982). The Left Academy: Marxist Scholarship on American Campuses. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Pancer, S. Mark (1997). Social Psychology: The Crisis Continues. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Parker, Ian (1989). The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology.

Parker, Ian (1992). Discourse Dynamics: Critical Analysis for Social and Individual Psychology. London: Routledge.

Parker, Ian (1997). Discursive Psychology. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Parker, Ian (2007). Revolution in Psychology: Alienation to Emancipation. London: Pluto Press.

Parker, I., & Shotter, J. (Eds.). (1990). Deconstructing Social Psychology. London: Routledge.

Parker, I., & Spears, Russell (Eds.). (1996). Psychology and Society: Radical Theory and Practice. London & Chicago: Pluto Press.

Prilleltensky, Isaac (1989). Psychology and the Status Quo. American Psychologist. 44, 795-802.

Prilleltensky, Isaac (1990). Enhancing the Social Ethics of Psychology: Toward a Psychology at the Service of Social Change. Canadian Psychology, 31, 310-319.

Prilleltensky, Isaac (1994). The Morals and Politics of Psychology: Psychological Discourse and the Status Quo. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Prilleltensky, Isaac. (1997). Values, Assumptions, and Practices: Assessing the Moral Implications of Psychological Discourse and Action. American Psychologist.

Prilleltensky, Isaac, & Fox, Dennis (Eds.) (1997). Introducing Critical Psychology: Values, Assumptions and the Status Quo. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Prilleltensky, Isaac, & Nelson, Geoffrey (1997). Community Psychology: Reclaiming Social Justice. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Prilleltensky, Isaac, & Nelson, Geoffrey. (2002). Doing Psychology Critically: Making a Difference in Diverse Settings. London: Palgrave.

Prilleltensky, Isaac, & Prilleltensky, Ora (2006). Promoting Well-being: Linking Personal, Organizational, and Community Change. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Rappaport, Julian. (1981) In Praise of Paradox: A Social Policy of Empowerment Over Prevention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 9, 1-25.

Rappaport, Julian. (1987). Terms of Empowerment/Exemplars of Prevention: Toward a Theory of Community Psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 121-144.

Rappaport, Julian, & Stewart, Eric (1997). A Critical Look at Critical Psychology: Elaborating the Questions. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Reicher, S., & Parker, I. (1993). Psychology politics resistance--the birth of a new organization. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 3, 77-80.

Rein, M. (1976). Social Science and Public Policy. New York: Penguin.

Richardson, Frank C., & Fowers, Blaine J. (1997). Critical Theory, Postmodernism, and Hermeneutics: Insights for Critical Psychology. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Roberts, Helen (Ed.). (1981). Doing Feminist Research. Boston: Routledge.

Roberts, Ron (Ed.). (207). Just War: Psychology and Terrorism. Ross-On-Wye, UK: PCCS Books.

Sampson, E. E. (1977). Psychology and the American ideal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 35, 767-782.

Sampson, E. E. (1983). Justice and the Critique of Pure Psychology. New York: Plenum.

Sarason, Seymour B. (1981). Psychology Misdirected. New York: Free Press.

Sarason, Seymour B. (1982). Psychology and Social Action: Selected Papers. New York: Praeger.

Segall, Marshall H., Dasen, Pierre R., Berry, John W., & Poortinga, Ype H. (1990). Human Behavior in Global Perspective: An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology. New York: Pergamon.

Sennett, Richard (1977). The Psychology of Society: An Anthology.

Sloan, Tod (1996). Life Choices: Understanding Dilemmas and Decisions. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Sloan, Tod. (Ed.). (2000). Critical Psychology: Voices for Change. Hampshire, England: Macmillan Press.

Smith, M. B. (1974). Humanizing Social Psychology. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, M. B. (1990). Psychology in the Public interest: What have we done? What can we do? American Psychologist, 45, 530-536

Steininger, M., Newell, J. D., & Garcia, L. T. (1984). Ethical Issues in Psychology. Homewood, IL: Dorsey.

Sullivan, E. V. (1984). A Critical Psychology. New York: Plenum.

Tajfel, Henri, & Fraser, Colin (Eds.). (1978). Introducing Social Psychology: An Analysis of Individual Reaction and Response. New York: Penguin.

Tolman, Charles W. (1994). Psychology, Society, and Subjectivity: An Introduction to German Critical Psychology. London/New York: Routledge.

Tolman, Charles W. & Maiers, Wolfgang (eds) (1991). Critical Psychology: Contributions to an Historical Science of the Subject. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Tyson, P. J., Jones, D., & Elcock, J. (2011). Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates. West Sussex, UK: BPS Blackwell.

Wallach, M. A., & Wallach, L. (1983). Psychology's Sanction for Selfishness: The Error of Egoism in Theory and Therapy. San Francisco: Freeman.

Watkins, Mary, & Shulman, Helene (2008). Toward Psychologies of Liberation. Palgrave Macmillan.

Wexler, P. (1983). Critical Social Psychology. Boston: Routledge.

see also books on Poilitics & Social Change

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Education, Training, Research, and Publication

Bartolome, Lilia I. (2007). Ideologies in Education: Unmasking the Trap of Teacher Neutrality. Peter Lang Publishing.

Ceci, S. J., Peters, D., & Plotkin, J. (1985). Human Subjects Review, Personal Values, and the Regulation of Social Science Research. American Psychologist, 40, 994-1002.

Chomsky, Noam (1969). The Function of the University in a Time of Crisis. In For Reasons of State. New York: Random House, 1973.

Deutsch, Morton (1979). Education and Distributive Justice: Some Reflections on Grading Systems. American Psychologist, 34, 391-401.

Emery, Kathy, & Ohanian, Susan. (2004). Why is Corporate America Bashing our Public Schools? Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fox, Dennis R. (1983). The Pressure to Publish: A Graduate Student's Personal Plea. Teaching of Psychology, 10, 177-178.

Fox, Dennis R. ( 1984). Alternative Perspectives on the Pressure to Publish. Teaching of Psychology, 11, 239-241.

Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Seabury.

Freire, P. (1975). Education for Critical Consciousness. New York: Seabury.

Goodman, Paul. (1964). Compulsory Mis-education and the Community of Scholars. New York: Vintage Books.

Henwood, K. & Pidgeon, N. (1994). Beyond the qualitative paradigm: A framework for introducing diversity within qualitative psychology. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 4, 225-238.

Hettich, P., Lema-Stern, S., & Rizzo, J. V. (1981). Dear Graduate Student (and Future Professor): Teaching of Psychology, 8, 156-158.

Holt, John. (1964). How Children Fail. NY: Dell.

Jacoby, Russell. (1994). Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America. NY: Anchor.

Jensen, Derrick (2005). Walking On Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution. Chelsea Green.

Kidder, Louise H., & Fine, Michelle (1997). Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology: A Radical Tradition. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage.

Kohn, Alfie. (1993). Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kozol, Jonathan. (1967). Death at an Early Age. NY: Bantam.

Levine, Eliot. (2002). One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small School. NY: Teachers College Press.

Mahoney, M. J. (1985). Open Exchange and Epistemic Progress. American Psychologist, 40, 29-39.

Ohanian, Susan. (2002). What Happened to Recess and Why are our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? New York: McGraw-Hill.

Orenstein, D. M., & Luken, P. C. (1978). Anarchistic Methodology: Methodological Anti-Authoritarianism as a Resolution to Paradigmatic Disputes in the Social Sciences. Sociological Focus, 11, 53-68.

Park, Peter, Brydon-Miller, Mary, Hall, Budd, & Jackson, Ted (Eds). (1993). Voices of Change: Participatory Research in the United States and Canada. Bergin & Garvey Press.

Rubin, Z. (1978). On Measuring Productivity by the Length on One's Vita. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4, 197-198.

Schmidt, J. (2000). Disciplined Minds: A critical look at salaried professionals and the soul-battering system that shapes their lives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Shor, I. (1980). Critical Thinking and Everyday Life. Boston: South End Press.

Shukaitis, Stevphen , Graeber, David, & Biddle, Erika (Eds.). (2007) Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations, Collective Theorization. AK Press.

Slife, Brent and Williams, Richard (1995). What's behind the research? London: Sage.

Sizer, Theodore R., & Sizer, Nancy Faust. (1999). The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract. Boston: Beacon Press.

Soley, Lawrence C. (1995). Leasing the Ivory Tower: The Corporate Takeover of Academia. Boston: South End Press.

Student Cooperative Union (1983). Education Liberation: From Education Union to Dual Power. La Jolla, CA.

Suissa, Judith (2006). Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective. Routledge.

Wachtel, Paul (1980). Investigation and Its Discontents: Some Constraints on Progress in Psychological Research. American Psychologist, 35, 399-408.

World Student Christian Federation (1980). Getting Educated About Education. Education for Change Project.

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Human Nature: Origins, Personality, Consciousness, Change

Callahan, Clinton. (2010). Directing the Power of Conscious Feelings: Living Your Own Truth. Prescott, AZ: Hohm Press.

Campbell, T. (1981). Seven Theories of Human Society. New York: Oxford University.

Clastres, P. (1977). Society Against the State: The leader as servant and the humane uses of power among the Indians of the Americas. (R. Hurley, Trans.). New York: Urizen Books. (Original 1974)

Cropanzano, R., Stein, J. H., & Nadisic, T. (2011). Social Justice and the Experience of Emotion. New York and London: Routledge.

Freud, Sigmund (1930). Civilization and its Discontents. New York: Norton.

Fried, M. H. (1967). The Evolution of Political Society. New York: Random House.

Gould, Stephen Jay (1981). The Mismeasure of Man. New York: Norton.

Hornstein, H. A. (1976). Cruelty and Kindness: A New Look at Aggression and Altruism. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Hyde, L. (1983). The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property. New York: Vintage. [Great book!]

Kropotkin, P. (1902). Mutual Aid: A Factor in evolution. Boston: Extending Horizons.

Montagu, Ashley (Ed.). (1978). Learning non-aggression: The experience of non-literate societies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ornstein, Robert E. (1972). The Psychology of Consciousness. San Francisco: Freeman.

Ornstein, Robert. (2010). MindReal: How the mind creates its own virtual reality. Los Altos, CA: Malor Books.

Pastore, N. (1949). The Nature-Nurture Controversy. New York: King's Crown Press.

Pennock, J. R., & Chapman, J. W. (Eds.). (1977). Human Nature in Politics. New York: NYU Press.

Sahlins, Marshall. (1972). Stone Age Economics. Chicago: Aldine.

Sahlins, Marshall (2008) The Western Illusion of Human Nature: With Reflections on the Long History of Hierarchy, Equality and the Sublimation of Anarchy in the West, and Comparative ... on Other Conceptions of the Human Condition. Prickly Paradigm Press.

Sampson, Edward E. (1993). Celebrating the Other: A Dialogic Account of Human Nature. Westview Press.

Schwartz, Barry (1986). The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality, and Modern Life. New York: Norton.

Sloan, Tod (1997). Theories of Personality: Ideology and Beyond. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage.

Stevenson, L. (1974). Seven Theories of Human Nature. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wrightsman, L. S. (1974). Assumptions about Human Nature: A Social-psychological Approach. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole.

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Love & Sexuality: Relationships, Sex Roles, Feminism, Polyamory, Family, Developmental Psychology

Anapol, Deborah, M. (1997). Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits: Secrets of Sustainable Intimate Relationships. Intinet Resource Center.

Anapol, Deborah. (2010). Polyamory in the Twenty-First Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bakan, David (1966). The Duality of Human Existence: An Essay on Psychology and Religion. Chicago: Rand McNally.

Barker, Meg. (2012). Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge.

Barker, Meg, & Langdridge, Darren (Eds.). (2010). Understanding Non-Monogamies. New York: Routledge.

Barnett, Rosalind, & Rivers, Caryl. (2004). Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs. NY: Basic Books.

Barrett, Michele, & McIntosh, Mary. (1982). The Anti-Social Family. London: Verso.

Berger, B., & Berger, P. L. (1984). The War over the Family: Capturing the Middle Ground. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press.

Bornstein, Kate. (1995). Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. New York: Vintage.

Burman, Erica. (1994). Deconstructing Developmental Psychology. London: Routledge.

Burman, Erica. (1997). Developmental Psychology and its Discontents. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage.

Coontz, Stephanie. (1992). The Way we Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. New York: Basic Books.

Coontz, Stephanie (2006). Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage. Penguin.

Deaux, K. (1976). The Behavior of Women and Men. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Easton, Dossie & Liszt, Catherine A. (1997). The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities. Greenery Press.

Foucault, M. (1978). The History of Sexuality: An Introduction. New York: Vintage.

Gilligan, C. (1982). In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Griffin, Susan (1982). Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature. NY: Harper & Row.

Guttentag, M., & Secord, P.F. (1983). Too Many Women? The Sex Ratio Question. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Hare-Mustin, Rachel T., & Marecek, Jeanne. (1990). Making a Difference: Psychology and the Construction of Gender. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Heckert, Jamie, & Cleminson, Richard (Eds.) (2011). Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power. Abingdon, UK and New York: Routledge.

Kitzinger, Celia. (1997). Lesbian and Gay Psychology: A Critical Analysis. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage.

Kornegger, P. (1979). Anarchism: The Feminist Connection. In H. J. Ehrlich et al. (Eds.), Reinventing Anarchy. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Laing, R. D., & Esterson, A. (1964). Sanity, Madness and the Family. Baltimore: Penguin.

Lips, H. M. (1981). Women, Men, and the Psychology of Power. Englwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Lott, B. (1985) The Potential Enrichment of Social/Personality Psychology Through Feminist Research and Vice Versa. American Psychologist, 40, 155-164.

Morris, Bonnie J. (2009). Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Morss, John. (1990). The Biologising of Childhood: Developmental Psychology and the Darwinian Myth. New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Morss, John. (1996). Growing Critical: Alternatives to Developmental Psychology. London: Routledge.

Parsis, Jett, & Lyons, Marlena S. (2000). Undefended Love. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Phillips, Kim M., & Reay, Barry. (2011). Sex before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

Pollack, S. (1985, Sept.). Exposing the Conservative Agenda: Women's Studies Minus Feminism. Radical Teacher, No. 29, 19-23.

Price, Joan (2011). Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex. Seal Press.

Ravenscroft, A. (2004). Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful. Crossquarter Publishing.

Richardson, Diana (2011). Slow Sex: The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality. Destiny Books.

Ryan, Christopher & Jethá, Cacilda. (2010). Sex At Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. New York: HarperCollins

Singer, J. (1977). Androgyny: Toward a new theory of sexuality. Garden City: Anchor.

Smart, C. (1984). The Ties that Bind: Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations. London: Routledge.

Stoehr, Taylor (Ed.). (19779). Free Love in America: A Documentary History. New York: AMS Press.

Taormino, Tristan. (2008). Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

Tarrant, Shira. (2009). Men and Feminism. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.

Wilkinson, Sue. (1997). Feminist Psychology. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage .

Zaretsky, E. (1976). Capitalism, the Family, and Personal Life. New York: Harper.

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Mental Disorder, Disability, and the Therapeutic State

Albee, G. W. (1996). Social Darwinism and Political Models of Mental/Emotional Problems. Special Issue of Journal of Primary Prevention, 17(1).

Aldarondo, Etiony (Ed.). (2007). Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Bassman, Ron. (2007). A Fight to Be: A Psychologist's Experience from Both Sides of the Locked Door. Albany, NY: Tantamount Press.

Bursten, Ben. (1984). Beyond Psychiatric Expertise. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Cernovsky, Zack, Z. (1997). A Critical Look at Intelligence Research. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage.

Chesler, P. (1989). Women and Madness. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.

Cohen, D. (Ed.). (1990). Challenging the Therapeutic State: Critical Perspectives on Psychiatry and the Mental Health System. [Special issue]. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11(3/4).

Cohen, D. (Ed.). (1994). Challenging the Therapeutic State, Part Two: Further Disquisitions on the Mental Health System. [Special issue]. Journal of Mind and Behavior 15(1/2).

Foucault, M. (1971). Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. London: Tavistock.

Fox, Dennis R. (1994). Observations on Disability Evaluation in the Social Security Administration. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9, 237-246. [Related paper also available: Governmental Ideology and Bureaucratic Reality in Mental Disability Evaluation]

Hare-Mustin, Rachel T., & Marecek, Jeanne. (1997). Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: The Politics of Madness. Chapter in D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction. London: Sage Publications.

Hillman, James & Ventura, Michael. (1978). We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World's Getting Worse. Harper Collins.

Ingleby, David (Ed.). (2004). Critical Psychiatry: The Politics of Mental Health. Free Association Books (originally published 1980).

McGovern, Constance M. (1985). Masters of Madness: Social Origins of the American Psychiatric Profession. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Melton, Gary B. (1994). Therapy Through Law [Review of the Book Essays in Therapeutic Jurisprudence]. Contemporary Psychology, 39, 215-216.

Modrow, John. (1992). How to Become a Schizophrenic: The Case Against Biological Psychiatry. Everett, WA: Apollyon Press.

Petrila, J. (1993). Paternalism and the Unrealized Promise of Essays in Therapeutic Jurisprudence [Review of the Book Essays in Therapeutic Jurisprudence]. New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, 10, 877-905.

Porter, Roy (1987). A Social History of Madness: The World Through the Eyes of the Insane. Dutton.

Radical Therapist Collective. (1971). The Radical Therapist. Produced by Jerome Agel. New York: Ballantine.

Ryan, Tom & Casey, Bob. (1981). Screw: A Guard's View of Bridgewater State Hospital. Boston: South End Press.

Stone, Deborah H. (1984). The Disabled State. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

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