Psychology Talks to Sociology

After "how is anthropology different from sociology?" the most common question a sociology professor hears is "how is sociology different from psychology?" In this sampler you read a number of basically psychological thinkers who are routinely identified as fundamental to the enterprise of sociological theorizing. In some cases it's because they contribute to the micro-foundation sociology needs, in some cases because the authors themselves thematize the distinction between what is social and what is individual and psychological.

Fromm, Erich. 1929. "Psychoanalysis and Sociology" (222-223)
Lacan, Jacques. 1949. "The Mirror Stage" (343-344)
Freud, Sigmund. 1900-39. "The Psychical Apparatus and the Theory of Instincts" (130-133)
Freud, Sigmund. 1900-39. "Dream-Work and Interpretation" (133-137)
Freud, Sigmund. 1900. "Oedipus, the Child" (137-141)
Freud, Sigmund. 1919. "Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through" (141-145)
Freud, Sigmund. 1937-9. "The Return of the Repressed in Social Life" (145-149)
Freud, Sigmund. 1930. "Civilization and the Individual" (149-151)
James, William. 1890. The Self and Its Selves" (161-166)
Mead, George Herbert. ca.1929. "The Self, the I, and the Me" (224-229)
Riesman, David 1950. "Character and Society: The Other-Directed Personality" (329-334)
Erikson, Erik H. 1950. "Youth and American Identity" (334-337)
Chodorow, Nancy. 1978. "Gender Personality and the Reproduction of Mothering" (409-12)
Marcuse, Herbert. 1964. "Repressive Desublimation" (436-439)

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