The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Hardcover | September 12, 2011

byJacquelyn Cranney, Dana Dunn

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The concepts of psychological literacy and the psychologically literate citizen promise to invigorate a new global approach to psychology education. They pose a basic question: What attributes and capabilities should undergraduate psychology majors acquire? Many psychological organizationshave defined psychological literacy by guidelines and lists of student learning outcomes, but although psychology educators across the globe have been working towards helping students to acquire these attributes over the past 50 years, educators have only recently explicitly delineated attributesand learning outcomes, and sought to develop appropriate learning, teaching, and assessment strategies, including whole program approaches. The contributors to this volume argue that psychological literacy is the most important outcome of an undergraduate psychology education and that psychologically literate citizens use their knowledge of psychology to problem-solve in ethical and socially responsible ways that directly benefit theircommunities. In this book, a rich variety of international perspectives contribute to the development of the two key concepts of psychological literacy and the psychologically literate citizen. Authors provide practical guidance for classroom psychology educators, as well as curriculum developersand reviewers. Ultimately, they make the case for a paradigm shift in psychology education.

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The concepts of psychological literacy and the psychologically literate citizen promise to invigorate a new global approach to psychology education. They pose a basic question: What attributes and capabilities should undergraduate psychology majors acquire? Many psychological organizationshave defined psychological literacy by guidelin...

Jacquelyn Cranney is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. She is also an Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Fellow. She obtained her BA and MA at the University of Queensland, and her PhD at Bryn Mawr College. She has received many awards for teaching, including the ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:September 12, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199794944

ISBN - 13:9780199794942

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