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Professor Sarah Crafter, Dr Rose Capdevila and Dr Johanna Motzkau in discussion with Professor Erica Burman, Professor Ingrid Palmary and Dr Ilana Mountian

Critical reflections on psychology: cultural distance and encounters with the 'other'

In this section we asked Prof. Erica Burman, Prof. Ingrid Palmary and Dr Ilana Mountian to reflect on their mutual connection to the Discourse Unit and how they have experienced psychology, often accused of being euro or Western-centric, in their own work. Here, they talk about the cultural and geopolitical resources they draw on in their own work and reflect on how specific groups in psychology become seen as 'other' in local communities.

Reflections on critical psychology: What kind of discipline is it?

In this section Prof. Erica Burman, Prof. Ingrid Palmary and Dr Ilana Mountian return to a discussion about how critical psychology is framed in their individual country contexts of the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. They discuss the notion of the sub-discipline of ‘critical psychology’ alongside the important role that critical psychological can play in avoiding the reproduction of the psychologisation of the individual and how this impacts on real lives.

'Translating psychology': contesting naturalised 'truths' in psychology

In this final section Dr Johanna Motzkau returns to asking Prof. Erica Burman, Prof. Ingrid Palmary and Dr Ilana Mountian's views about the translatability of psychological knowledge across different contexts and traditions in psychology that featured in Parts 1 & 2 - but in relation to their own work. Not just 'translation' in terms of language, but different understandings of theory and practice.