Sponsored by the American Psychological Association, this is a representation of the proceedings of the National Conference on Graduate Education in Psychology. The proceedings begin with general introductory material, after which ten major issues are presented and discussed, answering such questions as: How can science and practice be combined? Should there be a core or individualized curriculum? What are the implications of the institutional and organizational setting? Are programs responsible for the marketability of their graduates? Major themes cutting across many presentations and recommendations include: the perceived unity or disunity of psychology as it is taught and as it organizationally exists; the acceptance and encouragement of diversity within a unified discipline; the quality of graduate education and its students; and recognition that graduate education involves people as well as curricula. Since the issues covered are of great concern to scientists, health service providers and educators alike, this book should have a significant impact on the field.
Contents: Part I:Introduction. L. Bickman, Introduction: Graduate Education in Psychology. C.E. Odegaard, A Historical Perspective on the Dilemmas Confronting Psychology. J.T. Spence, Centrifugal Versus Centripetal Tendencies in Psychology: Will the Center Hold? B.R. Strickland, On the Threshold of the Second Century of Psychology. L.D. Goodstein, Opening Remarks to the National Conference on Graduate Education in Psychology Part II:Conference Theme: Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in Psychology. I. Altman, Centripetal and Centrifugal Trends in Psychology. M.B. Brewer, Separating Professional and Scientific Graduate Training for Psychology: The Time Has Come. L. Sechrest, A Case for Separate-But-Equal in Clinical Training. C.D. Belar, Continued Integration of Scientific and Practitioner Graduate Education in Psychology. J.D. Matarazzo, There is Only One Psychology, No Specialties, But Many Applications. Part III:Issues in Graduate Education. J.D. Matarazzo, Curriculum Issues: Core or Individualized. R.A. Weinberg, A Common Core Unites the Field. M.W. Lipsey, Core Curriculum: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed. P.E. Nathan, Synthesis. M.B. Brewer, Levels of Education: What should the Structure and Content Be at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate Levels? E.D. Capaldi, Levels of Education: Specialization at the Doctoral Level? A.G. Burstein, Core Elements in Doctoral Education: A Minimalist View. J.I. Bardon, Synthesis. E. Sheridan, Setting and Organizational Issues. J.E. Singer, Program Quality and Program Location: Two Separate Issues. S. Wapner, Generalist First, Specialist Second: Toward the Development of a Differentiated and Integrated Psychology. T.J. Boll, Synthesis. J. Grosslight, Program Quality Control Issues: Centralized Versus Diffused. D.R. Ilgen, Credentialling in Psychology: A Limited Need. C.N. Zimet, Credentialling in Psychology: A Present Reality. J. Grosslight, Are Graduate Departments Responsible for the Marketability of Their Graduates? R.L. Klatzky, Departments Should Prepare Students for Careers. D.C. Edwards, Should Departments be Held Responsible for the Marketability of Their Graduates? A Con Position. J. Ison, Synthesis. R.A. Myers, Student Issues: Recruitment and Retention. J.M. Jones, Student Recruitment and Retention: A Marketing and Program Development Job for Psychology. M.M. Kilbey, Synthesis. R.A. Myers, Issues of Cultural Diversity in Graduate Education in Psychology. R.M. Suinn, Issues of Cultural Diversity in Graduate Education. E.L. Omeda, Training Must Assure Compliance With Ethics. J.E. Williams, Synthesis. I. Altman, S. Scarr, Student Socialization Issues: Nonformal Aspects of Graduate Education. N.M. Lambert, Student Socialization Issues in the Acquisition and Application of Psychological Knowledge-- Nonformal Aspects of Graduate Education in Psychology. J.H. Grosslight, Professional Socialization: Is Conventional Wisdom Supported? Part IV:Conference Theme Revisited: Integration Within Diversity. E.P. Sheridan, Science Versus Practice or Science and Practice. Appendices. E.P. Sheridan, National Conference on Graduate Education Implementation Committee Report. Conference Attendees.