Professions and professionalisation

Jane Callaghan, Thomas Teo (Editor)

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The notion of ‘The Professional’ emerged in the mid 19th century, tied intimately to the rise of the middle classes (Friedson, 1970). In this entry, I will consider briefly the history and rise of the profession, and discuss critical perspectives on the constructs of professionalisation, professionalism and The Professional. I will explore the analysis of professions as social institutions, and will also consider critically the construction of professional identities and the production of the ‘Professional Psychologist’
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Critical Psychology
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Reference
ISBN (Print)9781461455844
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014


  • Professionalisation
  • identities
  • professionalism
  • professions
  • psychology


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