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.

Visual Approaches: Using and Interpreting Images

Paula Reavey Katherine Johnson

Introduction

The visual has always had a place in psychology and has been used in a range of theoretical approaches as diverse as social cognition, psychodynamics and neuropsychology. Visual images have also been used as a trigger to elicit certain responses, for example, in the use of photographs to understand physical attraction, or the use of inkblot images in the Rorschach test. Furthermore, in line with rapidly developing technology, visual images of the brain have represented attempts to pinpoint mental and physical processing. Elsewhere, in social theory and psychotherapeutic approaches, the visual occupies a significant role in meaning-making and interactional exchange; in particular, the interpretative capabilities of ...

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