Critical psychologies for critical health literacies

Corcoran, Timothy 2014, Critical psychologies for critical health literacies, Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 281-295, doi: 10.1080/18377122.2014.940813.

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Title Critical psychologies for critical health literacies
Author(s) Corcoran, TimothyORCID iD for Corcoran, Timothy
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 281
End page 295
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1837-7122
Keyword(s) psychology
health education
critical psychology
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/18377122.2014.940813
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
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