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Psychology and Critique – Forms of Psychologization after 1945: An Introduction


Malich,  Lisa
History of the Max Planck Society, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Max Planck Society;

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Malich, L., & Balz, V. (2020). Psychology and Critique – Forms of Psychologization after 1945: An Introduction. In V. Balz, & L. Malich (Eds.), Psychologie und Kritik: Formen der Psychologisierung nach 1945 (pp. 23-39). Wiesbaden: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-29486-1_2.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-65D9-2
Current psychology has gone to hell – according to some critical voices from within the discipline, which find a forum in the critical science blog Neuroskeptic (2012). The reason for this infernal location is the replication crisis that seized psychology in 2011 and which has since then led to ever more far-reaching controversies about psychological research methods. No less dramatic is another current critique of psychology which takes a completely different direction: Critics such as the German legal expert and social scientist Albert Krölls (2016) currently argue that psychology is the ‘modern opium of the people’.