Handbook of International Psychology

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Michael J. Stevens, Danny Wedding
Taylor & Francis, Jul 30, 2004 - Psychology - 560 pages
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Destined to be the benchmark in international psychology texts, this indispensable volume provides a
comprehensive understanding of the discipline of psychology as it has evolved in different regions of the world, in hopes of advancing Western psychology from its individually based, parochial, and ethnocentric paradigm toward one that takes into account the many interlaced contextual variables that affect human behavior. Unmatched in scope and coverage, this text surveys psychology in 27 countries from 9 distinct regions across 6 continents. To achieve this panoramic vista of psychology around the world, eminent
psychologists Michael J. Stevens and Danny Wedding bring together leading international experts to write about the psychology of their country.
Vital to contemporary psychologists in an increasingly global world, the text includes an overview of each country's psychology, the education and training of psychologists, the scope of psychological practice, and future challenges and prospects. An invaluable reference tool for researchers, practicioners, and students, the Handbook describes the new speciality of international psychology, identifies important international psychology organizations, forecasts the future of psychology worldwide, and offers readers who are
accustomed to Western perspectives a glimpse into psychologies that have different historical and cultural roots.

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About the author (2004)

Michael J. Stevens, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University. He is a fellow of the APA whose active membership includes acting as representative for the Division of International Psychology.
Danny Wedding, Ph.D., MPH, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Director of the School of Medicine's Missouri Institute for Mental Health in St. Louis.

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