Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology

2014 Edition
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Discursive Repertory

  • Gian Piero Turchi
  • Romanelli Michele
  • Federico Bonazza
  • Anna Girardi
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_570

Introduction

The concept of “Discursive Repertory” (Turchi, 2002) in psychology makes it possible for the discipline to share a single observational datum outside of the constraints of any specific theory and has its epistemological foundation in how members of the human community use ordinary language (therefore regardless of which languages they speak). Through the theorization and definition of the concept (which, as described below, is a continuation in evolutionary terms of Discursive Psychology – Anolli, 2006; De Grada & Bonaiuto, 2002; Harré & Gillett, 1996 – and also embraces ideas and contributions from authors in fields outside what is strictly psychology – the philosophers Michel Foucault and Ludwig Wittgenstein), psychology can free itself from the quest for hypotheses to explain the construct of “psyche” and focus instead on what people configure and construct through the use of ordinary language.

Definition

Discursive Repertory is defined as a precise and distinct way of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian Piero Turchi
    • 1
  • Romanelli Michele
    • 2
  • Federico Bonazza
    • 3
  • Anna Girardi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Applied PsychologyUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Applied PsychologyUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Applied PsychologyUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Applied PsychologyUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly