Liberation Psychology | Prescott College

Liberation Psychology

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Liberation psychology involves the application of psychology in a participatory manner for the purposes of facilitating transformative action and advancing social justice. This course explores experiences of oppression, resistance to oppression, and the link between individual's unique psychological experiences and broader societal structures. Students will examine oppression?s (i.e. racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and other systems) impact on psychological consciousness, as well as how communities develop tools for social and psychological liberation. Finally, this course utilizes a praxis model of education. Therefore, students will critically examine their own action in the world, how it contributes to oppression and/or liberation (others as well as their own), and what actions they could take to facilitate greater liberation.