chapter  5
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Psychologisation in times of globalisation

In this last chapter I want to scrutinise where the analysis that psychology is inseparably linked to psychologisation has brought us. Maybe the first thing to make clear is that I did not as such refuse to provide another psychology beyond psychologisation, but, rather, that this search for another psychology gradually has become obsolete. At least, I hope that the question of the psychology of the homo psychologicus has been, to put it in the words of Adorno, lit up momentarily only to be consumed at the same time (Adorno, 1977, p. 120). But here two questions must be answered: first, can the outcome, this zero-level of subjectivity boiling down to a zero-level of psychology, really be said to have a universal status, and, second, can this analysis claim much use?