Much of the psychological research in the last century has been conducted in the global North West; hence, many prevailing theories and methodologies reflect the philosophical framework and shared cultural knowledge of this region. Other world views and cultural contexts have, as yet, not had the same opportunity to develop scientific insights that come to the attention of global audiences. Psychology Education and Training is the first truly international effort to generate a framework for common standards in psychological education and training across the globe.
Psychologists have long studied human beings in their socio-cultural context. New challenges such as globalisation and the relationship of the brain and behavior require that education and training keep pace with these rapidly evolving developments. The chapters in this book were generated by an international conference which resulted in the Dornburg Accord. While anchored in higher education, the focus is on the generative and translational psychological science needed to fulfill psychology's responsibility to society. Psychology Education and Training is the first book of its kind to cover both historic strengths and the requirements of emerging fields. The book deals with balancing the universalities and cultural specificities of psychological processes, the adjustments to academic curricula required to support national needs, as well as the credentials and regulations required to assure the quality of psychological services.
Psychology Education and Training is unique in providing initial data and concurrent assessment of various components of education and training in psychology across the globe. The book is a must for faculty members, advanced students of psychology and policy-makers who are interested in the issues that shape their societies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
"...I strongly recommend this book to anyone involved with psychology organizations: The conversation has started. It is too much to expect the answers to emerge immediately, but the questions are beginning to crystalize. Because the book focuses on the questions rather than the answers, it might be fairest to say that this work's value is in setting the stage and the context for further discussion...All of the chapters are interesting and cover information about educational curricula, training requirements for practice, and quality control by the professional bodies or by state educational audits. Thus, for anyone involved in psychology's future as a globally shared enterprise there is much to stimulate our working together."- Ian M.Evans, PsycCRITQUES, October 27, 2014, Vol.59, No.43, Article 4
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