Liberation and critical community psychology in the pursuit of happiness, social fairness and freedom

Author/s Caterina Arcidiacono, Salvatore Di Martino
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/1
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 67-80 File size 277 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2012-001005
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The paper describes liberation’s psychology issues, consistent with the methodologies and purposes of critical and community psychology. Such process paves the way for a critique toward psychological models which focus their attention uniquely on the individual, neglecting social, political and cultural aspects intertwined to the latter. This critique gives birth to a new declination of well-being and happiness opening to the dialogue with the economic and relational sciences. It follows a construction of new social indicators of wellbeing bear on participation, and social justice. In particular it explores freedom and fairness in relation to happiness, underlying their reciprocal interactions.

Keywords: Liberation psychology, community critical psychology, social justice, wellbeing, freedom, happiness.

Caterina Arcidiacono, Salvatore Di Martino, Psicologia della liberazione e psicologia critica di comunità come conquista di felicita, libertà ed equità in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2012, pp 67-80, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2012-001005