Ethical-political elements in research and intervention: reflections from social psychology


Assuming that social psychology is directly, intrinsically, totally and fundamentally political (Ibáñez, 1983), in this text we make a brief reflection in relation to the political and ethical character of the work in social psychology. In a first section we tackle why is it important to consider the political and the ethical aspects in our discipline. Then, in the second section, we develop some elements that we can use, as social psychologists both in the field of research and intervention: reflexivity and problematisation; the issue of expert knowledge; accessibility, commitment, craftmanship or learning. Finally, in the third section, we present some conclusions about the interrelation between those topics, their application and some of their possible limitations.

Anuario de Psicología/The UB Journal of Psychology
Carlos Cámara-Menoyo
Carlos Cámara-Menoyo
Architect. PhD. Lecturer. Life-long Learner. Transdisciplinary.

I love learning, teaching and researching, as well as sharing and visualizing data, specially with maps. I have a technical and social background and my multiple research interests are centered around the commodifications between cities, technology and society within informationalism and free culture paradigm. So far, I have applied that approach on the topic of social and spatial inequities.