Liberating data: Politics of reality in interdisciplinary social psychology

Sinha, Chetan (2022) Liberating data: Politics of reality in interdisciplinary social psychology. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. ISSN 19324502 (In Press)

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This paper draws attention to the meaning of data, politics and reality in social psychology. Since social psychological data matters, critical reflection on data handling and interpretations expands the horizon of social psychology beyond the cause-effect nexus. Social psychological enterprise is a political field where the role of structure and power give meaning to the data, and hence construct the reality. This can be further situated in the institutions and the dominant paradigm which regulates the structuring of data and interpretations. The current paper debates the politics of data, human agency, and the way data in social psychology has the potential to be liberating and change-oriented.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Causality | Data | Liberation | Human nature | Interdisciplinary social psychology | Critical reality
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > Social Psychology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Admin Library
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 10:04
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 08:21
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