Toward a Psychology of Resistance
Jeanette A Lawrence, Agnes E Dodds
INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE | SPRINGER | Published : 2018
Resistance is all around us in contemporary life. It is an everyday phenomenon of personal and cultural life, as the Chaudhary et al. (2017) volume establishes with theoretical analyses and empirical examples from diverse cultural contexts. Resistance functions in the dynamics of person-by-culture encounters when one party takes an opposing position. With the purpose of working towards a unified approach to resistance, the authors in this volume lay down the foundations for a psychology of resistance as an everyday phenomenon. As a basis for analyzing the role of resistance in the dialectical processes of change, the volume presents resistance as: personal and social, oppositional, intention..View full abstract
Preparation of this paper was supported by the University of Melbourne Schools of Psychology and Medicine.