Politics and Psychology

Integr Psychol Behav Sci. 2023 Dec;57(4):1457-1464. doi: 10.1007/s12124-023-09802-y. Epub 2023 Sep 11.


This article presents a discussion inspired by the invitation formed by Kevin Carriere's book: "Psychology in Policy - Redefining Politics Through The Individual". From a theoretical standpoint in culture psychology Carriere challenges the idea of politics as a particular practice carried out by mainly politicians. Instead, he attempts to anchor processes of politics in the everyday lives of individuals, directed at changing their worlds. In this article, we discuss how this ambition could evolve even further by relating it to other theoretical approaches working with similar ambitions.

Keywords: Critical social psychology; Cultural psychology; Everyday politics; Political psychology; Psychology of everyday life.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Politics*
  • Psychology*