Phenomenological Psychology provides a comprehensive, accessible and practical introduction to phenomenological theory, research and methods. Detailed and extensive examples of real research are included throughout to encourage an applied and critical understanding.
The book moves from descriptive through to more interpretative phenomenological methods to enable the reader to learn to use the main approaches to phenomenological psychology, and to understand the similarities and differences between the different approaches.
Table of contents
1. Phenomenological Psychology in Context
2. Fundamentals of Phenomenology
3. Existentialism and Phenomenology
4. The Hermeneutic Turn
5. Staking out the Territory
6. A Focus on the Things Themselves: descriptive phenomenology
7. Interpretation and Meaning: IPA, hermeneutic phenomenology and template analysis
8. Narrating the Lifeworld: critical narrative analysis
9. Key Issues, Debates and Rebuttals
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