The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.
Chapter 6: Discursive Psychology
Discursive psychology begins with psychology in everyday life. It examines how psychology is constructed, understood and displayed as people interact in everyday and more institutional situations. It enables us to examine how psychological notions (such as attitudes, identities and accountabilities) are made relevant and become consequential in social interaction. Psychology, then, becomes the object, rather than the tool, of analysis. For example, how does a speaker show that they are not prejudiced, while developing a damning version of an entire ethnic group? How are actions coordinated in a counselling session to manage the blame of the different parties for the relationship breakdown? How is upset displayed, understood and receipted in ...