Phenomenological Psychology
Theory, Research & Method

By Darren Langdridge
June 2007
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
Pearson / Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131965232
181 Pages, Illustrated, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"
$87.50 paper original

This is a student friendly and comprehensive introduction to phenomenological theory and methods: the study of phenomena, rather than the science of being.  Popular as phenomenology is in qualitative analysis, this text is unique in its inclusion of practical material, something that will enable students to effectively apply this approach to their research. 


1.      Phenomenological Psychology in Context

2.      Fundamentals of Phenomenology

3.      Existentialism and Phenomenology

4.      The Hermeneutic Turn

5.      Staking out the Territory

6.      A Focus on the Things Themselves: descriptive phenomenology

7.      Interpretation and Meaning: IPA, hermeneutic phenomenology and template analysis

8.      Narrating the Lifeworld: critical narrative analysis

9.      Key Issues, Debates and Rebuttals


•          Emphasis on practical application enables students to see how phenomenological methods work in reality

•          Written with students in mind to introduce and explore theory and methods as they would use them

•          Case studies consolidate understanding through clear demonstration of the research process

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