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ERIC Number: EJ1040230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
Critical Psychologies for Critical Health Literacies
Corcoran, Tim
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v5 n3 p281-295 2014
Health education is largely informed by psychological theories and practices that pursue reductionist views of people learning. However, critical attention is moving to understand health in ways that reconsider relationships to context and the forms of life within which everyday living takes place. This shift is apparent in theoretical developments from health literacy to critical health literacies. The discussion herein presents an introduction to critical health literacies focusing on potential contributions critically oriented psychologies offer this work. Research is introduced from critical health psychology, critical educational psychology and critical community psychology to engage psychological phenomena as jointly constituted via embodied, discursive and relational means. Subsequently, it is argued, by re-evaluating understanding in this way, a prospective kind of psychosocial theory is elucidated capable of promoting and sustaining health inclusive education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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