Psychology is increasingly abused and misused by reactionaries, conservative and neoliberal. Time to renew the tradition of liberation psychology. One good starting point is the work of social psychologist Ignacio Martín-Baró. A Jesuit priest killed by the regime during the Salvadoran civil war, his aim was to develop a critical approach to psychology that uses the discipline to help people challenge as well as change systems of oppression.
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