2nd Edition

The Handbook of International Psychology

    530 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This second edition of The Handbook of International Psychology chronicles the discipline of psychology as it evolves in different regions, from the perspective of those living and working in the countries they write about.

    This volume surveys the history, methodology, education, training, and future of psychology in more than one hundred countries/territories, organized by region and continent. In this thoroughly updated and expanded edition, chapters highlight the important ways in which psychological knowledge and services are contextualized through culture, history, geography, social, and political forces.

    This comprehensive handbook is essential for students and teachers of psychology, as well as professionals wanting to develop their understanding of psychology around the world.


    1.  Introduction


    2.  History of Psychology in Ethiopia

     3.  Overview of Psychology in Ghana

    4.  The Journey of Psychology in Kenya: Past, Present and future

    5.  The State of Psychology in Namibia

     6.  Psychology is Growing in Nigeria, but Needs to be Nurtured

     7.  A Brief History and Status of Psychology in South Africa

     8.  Psychology in Tanzania

     9.  Unmasking the Development of Psychology as a Discipline in Uganda

    10.  Psychology and its Practice in Zimbabwe

    The Americas

     11.  Psychology in the Americas

    12. North America

    Psychology in Canada

    13.  Psychology in Mexico

     14.  Psychology in the United States


    15.Psychology in the Caribbean Region: An Overview

    Dutch Speaking Caribbean

    16.  Psychology in the Dutch Caribbean

    English Speaking Caribbean

     17.  The Psychological Journey in Jamaica: A Current and  Historical Overview

    18.Psychology in the English Speaking Caribbean: Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands

    French-Speaking Caribbean

    19.  The Unique Development of Haitian Psychology

    Spanish-Speaking Caribbean

    20.  Contemporary Psychology in Cuba

    21.  Caribbean Psychology: The Case of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

    Central and South America

    22. Psychology in Argentina: History and Professionalization

     23.  Present and Future of Psychology in Bolivia

     24.  Psychology in Brazil: Its Past, Its Present, and Its Future

     25.  Psychology in Chile: Overview and Future Challenges

     26.  Advancing Psychology in the Global South: The Case of Colombia

     27.  Psychology in Ecuador

     28.  History of Psychology in Guatemala

    29.  Emergence and Advancement: Six Decades of Developing Psychology in Honduras

     30.  Psychology in Nicaragua

     31.  Psychology in Panamá

     32.  History of Psychology in Paraguay

     33.  Psychology in Peru

    34.  Psychology in Uruguay

    35.  Psychology in Venezuela


    36.Psychology in Bangladesh

    37.  Psychology in Cambodia

     38.  Development of Psychology in Mainland China

     39.  Psychology in Hong Kong

     40.  Psychology in India: Professional Challenges and Future Directions

     41.  Psychology in Indonesia

    42.  Psychology in Japan

     43.  Psychology in Malaysia

    44.  Psychology in Nepal

    45.  The Emergence of Psychology in Pakistan

    46.  Psychology in the Philippines

    47.  Psychology In Singapore

    48.  Psychology in South Korea

     49.  Psychology in Sri Lanka

     50.  Psychology in Taiwan: Building on Indigenous Knowledge and Serving People in Need

     51.  Psychology in Thailand

    52.  Psychology in Vietnam


    53.Psychology in Armenia

     54.  Psychology in Azerbaijan

    55.  The Landscape of Psychology in Türkiye: Growth and Challenges


    56.  Psychology Across the European Region

    57.  Professional and Scientific Psychology in Austria

    58.  The History of Psychology in Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania

    59.  Psychology in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

    60.  Psychology in the Czech Republic

    61.  Danish Psychology

    62.  Psychology in Finland

     63.  Psychology in the Former Yugoslavia: Psychology in the Former Yugoslavia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia

    64. Psychology in France

     65.  Psychology in Germany

     66.  History of Psychology in Greece

    67.  A Short History of Psychology in Hungary

     68.  Psychology in Ireland

     69.  Psychology in Italy: The Identity of a Science and of a Profession

    70.  Psychology in the Netherlands

    71.  Psychology in Norway

     72.  Psychology in PolandChapter 73.  The Case of Portugal

     74.  Psychology in Russia

    73. The Case of Portugal

    75.  Psychology in Spain

    76.  Psychology in Sweden

    77.  Psychology in Ukraine

    78.  Psychology in the United Kingdom

    Middle East

    79. Psychology in the Middle East

     80.  Psychology in Egypt

    81.  Psychology in Iran

     82.  Psychology in Iraq

     83.  Psychology in Israel

     84.  Psychology in Jordan

    85.  Psychology in Lebanon

     86.  Psychology in Saudi Arabia: A Brief Report


    87.  Psychology in Australia 

    88.  Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand



    Merry Bullock has been involved for decades with the development and promotion of a global psychology lens, through research, teaching, mentoring, writing, and organizational engagement in multiple countries.

    Michael Stevens was Outstanding University Researcher at Illinois State University, Past-President of APA’s Division of International Psychology, Fulbright scholar at the University of Sibiu, and holds three honorary doctorates.

    Danny Wedding is a clinical psychologist who has taught in six international psychology/psychiatry departments, including Fulbrights in Thailand and South Korea.

    Amanda Clinton is the Senior Director for International Affairs at the American Psychological Association. Her career focuses on advancement of global psychology through equity and inclusion.

    “This is a substantially updated, expanded, and enhanced edition of the dated Handbook of International Psychology. It now reflects the global spectrum of modern psychology. The four distinguished editors have direct deep knowledge of the substantial variations in how psychology developed, is conceived, situated, and practiced around the world and have structured the contributions of international authors to capture these features as well as their commonalities. Readers  will benefit from learning how varied are the organizations and practices of psychology. This important seminal work belongs on every psychologist's desk.”

     J. Bruce Overmier, Emeritus Professor, University of Minnesota and Past President of the International Union of Psychological Science.


    “This edition of The Handbook of International Psychology features an unprecedented sampling of psychology in well- and lesser-known countries around the world. Written by eminent psychologists from these countries, readers will discover common themes and distinct elements in psychology education and training, research and practice, and ethics and law. They will learn about how current and past events as well as culture continue to shape psychology in these countries. The Handbook will become an indispensable text for psychologists, psychology students, and interested readers for years to come.”

     Christina J. Montiel, Emerita Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines; Academician, National Academy of Science & Technology


    “The second edition of TheHandbook of International Psychology, edited by Bullock, Stevens, Wedding and Clinton wonderfully captures the essence of global psychology. Its diverse perspectives from over 100 countries provide an invaluable guide for understanding the international dimensions of psychology and the varied ways in which the profession is organized. A vital reference for scholars and practitioners alike."

    Lori Foster, North Carolina State University, USA; President, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) & Christine Roland-Lévy, University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, France; Past President, IAAP