Info, resources, advocacy. THANKS for your support!

Are you ready for psychosocial studies?

Is it in your head, society or in combination? How can we understand our complicated Mad lives, experiences, relationships and big structures like school, families, economics?  Psychosocial Studies looks at how psych and social experiences connect and influence each other. This could be another way to talk about mental health issues / disabilities / medical / economic relationships.Logo for the Association for Psychosocial Studies

Psychological issues and subjective experiences cannot be abstracted from societal, cultural, and historical contexts; nor can they be deterministically reduced to the social. Similarly, social and cultural worlds are shaped by psychological processes and intersubjective relations.

Psychosocial Studies is characterised by

  • (a) its explicit inter or trans-disciplinarity,
  • (b) its development of non-positivistic theory, method and praxis and
  • (c) its orientation towards progressive social and personal change.

Psychosocial research draws inspiration from a range of sources including sociology, psychoanalysis, critical psychology, critical theory, post-structuralism, process philosophy, feminism, post-colonial theory, queer theory and affect theory. Various “dialects” are in the process of emergence.


Open shirted man with hands spread wide stands in front of a green field with 3 trees. Text of "Ontario News Now" logo.

Respect, hate, disability and responsibility (Premier of Ontario)

When do folks with disability deserve respect and support from politicians, hospitals and Bell Lets Talk?  More at Now and…

Volunteer to paid work

Volunteering can be great, exploitative, a path to work or a path to non-stop-internship-hell. For some people, volunteering can help…

Toronto Employment Services

Toronto Employment Services The Service & Benefit Finder can give you a personalized list of benefits for child care, employment, housing and…

Election 2019 – Canada Votes

Join Canada's largest non-partisan voter campaign Leading up to October 21st The mission of the Democratic Engagement Exchange (housed at Ryerson University's…

What should we include in the Food Issue?

Food Access, Advocacy, Fun

Create your own user feedback survey