Thoughts on Psychology

Link: Colonial views of the other

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I’ve talked in lectures about the social context of the 19th Century, and the way in which psychology emerged in part as a way of justifying the ongoing colonial project, particularly by developing techniques to establish the inferiority of indigenous peoples. This piece gives a little background to that colonial view, and shows its impact in recent history:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/08/empire-torture-kenya-catastrophe-europe

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