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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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CUDINA, JEAN NIKOLA et al. Historical Development of Political-Critical Thinking in Colombian Psychology. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2023, vol.32, n.1, pp.11-20.  Epub Aug 20, 2022. ISSN 0121-5469.

The study traces the historical elements that have influenced the development of political-critical thinking in Colombian Psychology. Four historical periods have been identified and discussed: The intellectual colonialism of Colombian Psychology (1947-1960); the social Psychiatry in the years of La comisión [The commission] (1961-1980); the community Psychology and the coexistence (1980-1991); and the psychosocial studies after recent peace processes between government and armed groups (1991-2018). Colombian political Psychology did not follow a homogeneous and linear development. The reality experienced by Colombians during more than five decades of armed conflict required Psychology to abandon the direct paths of politics and opt for psychosocial studies that promise to be the most radical heirs of a generation of Latin American critical thinking as represented by Ignacio Martín-Baró, Maritza Montero and Silvia Lane.

Keywords : Colombia; critical Psychology; history of Psychology; political Psychology; social Psychology.

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