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Revista Polis e Psique

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FERRAZZA, Daniele Andrade. Psychology and puclib policies: challenges to overcoming normative practices. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2016, vol.6, n.3, pp. 36-58. ISSN 2238-152X.

This article studies the history of the constitution of normative psychological knowledge and offers reflection on the role of psychology within Social Health. We foreground various guidelines for the profession to ensure the training of professionals towards an apposite profile for practice in accordance with Public Health Policies. We adopt a social history approach informed by a Foucauldian genealogical perspective in our attempt to propose actual transformations to discourses and practices. Currently, some of the psy practices related to individualist and normative conceptions-historically influenced by the hygienist movement - could constitute new types of depoliticized subjectivities. Thus, we posit that individuals will no longer involve themselves in their own conditions as subjects due to reductionist psychopathologizing discourses which are regulated by concepts that bear little or no relation to the promotion of health and the Brazilian Health and Psychiatric Reform project.

Keywords : Normative Psychology; Public Health Policies; Health and Psychiatric Reform.

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