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.