International Handbook of Psychology

Hardcover | August 1, 1987

byAlbert R. Gilgen

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This unique compilation of perspectives from around the world is an important effort to share knowledge on the nature and scope of contemporary psychology and major developments in the field worldwide since 1945. Thirty nations and regions are represented in this unprecedented effort to provide a global perspective on the discipline. In addition to presenting comparative information, the reviews allow readers to identify the main factors which bear on the characteristics of psychology in different countries. Extensive tables and figures provide immediate visual representation of needed facts. Helpful name and subject indexes make for quick, easy reference.

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This unique compilation of perspectives from around the world is an important effort to share knowledge on the nature and scope of contemporary psychology and major developments in the field worldwide since 1945. Thirty nations and regions are represented in this unprecedented effort to provide a global perspective on the discipline. I...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:687 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1987Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313238324

ISBN - 13:9780313238321

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?There is a definite need for this volume. As English-language research literature and a Western orientation seem to pervade and dominate the discipline, Gilgen and Gilgen and their contributors remind us that valuable contributions to and traditions in psychology are flourishing worldwide. After an introduction placing the history and development of psychology in an international context, thirty chapters discuss the discipline in twenty-nine countries and one region (black Africa). Chapters are well written and consistent in format, each discussing the development of psychology as a profession, major influences (internal and external) on its evolution, orientation and relative importance of its subareas, education and training of psychologists, research institutes, and major publications. There are name and subject indexes. International Handbook of Psychology will be an asset to any academic psychology collection.?-ARBA