chapter  1
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Conduct of Everyday Life

Implications for Critical Psychology
With Ole Dreier

The concept of conduct of everyday life was introduced in sociology about 100 years ago by Weber. Holzkamp introduced the concept of conduct of everyday life into the theoretical framework of critical psychology. This chapter explains how the concept of conduct of everyday life is integrated into critical psychology and used to develop this framework. The chapter describes the implications of the societal arrangement of everyday life for research on persons and their conduct of everyday life in critical psychology. Critical psychology was already a very wide-ranging theoretical approach to psychology before the concept of conduct of everyday life was introduced into it. The neoliberal arrangements of societal contradictions also affect the conduct of everyday life. Persons attempt to exclude contradictions from their agenda, get around them and live by other selected conditions, and there are distinct social differences between their scopes for doing so.