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Toward a Global Psychology
Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy

ISBN 9780805853766
Published January 29, 2007 by Psychology Press
464 Pages

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Book Description

Toward a Global Psychology defines the emerging field of international psychology. It provides an overview of the conceptual models, research methodologies, interventions, and pedagogical approaches that are most appropriate to transnational settings. In so doing, the book provides readers with a rich appreciation of how to approach a global psychology as researchers, practitioners, and students. The book's thorough review of the existing literature on international psychology from around the world provides the knowledge needed to successfully engage in the science and practice of psychology in an increasingly globalized society.
Arranged into four parts, the book discusses topics including:
*the specialty of international psychology;
*global perspectives on the history of psychology, current trends in psychology worldwide, problems and issues confronting psychologists in non-Western and developing regions, and the movement toward indigenizing psychology;
*guidelines for those involved in scientific and professional psychology around the world;
*descriptions of therapeutic and macro-level interventions conducted in non-Western settings; and
*predictions about the future of international psychology.
Case examples are integrated throughout to further highlight key concerns and challenges faced by global psychologists. Each chapter also includes a list of suggested readings.
Toward a Global Psychology is ideal for both researchers and students interested in a global psychology and for advanced courses on international or cross-cultural psychology. The book's appendix features a sample syllabus for a course on global psychology.

Table of Contents

Contents: K. Pawlik, Foreword. M.J. Stevens, U.P. Gielen, Preface. Part I: Welcome to Global Psychology. M.J. Stevens, Orientation to a Global Psychology. Part II: The Emergence of Psychology Around the World. J.D. Hogan, T.P. Vaccaro, International Perspectives on the History of Psychology. E. Nair, R. Ardila, M.J. Stevens, Current Trends in Global Psychology. J.J. Sánchez-Sosa, A. Riveros, Theory, Research, and Practice in Psychology in the Developing (Majority) World. U. Kim, Y.-S. Park, Development of Indigenous Psychologies: Understanding People in a Global Context. Part III: Theory, Research, Practice, and Training in Global Psychology. F.M. Moghaddam, C.E. Erneling, M. Montero, N. Lee, Toward a Conceptual Foundation for a Global Psychology. G.B. Stead, R.A. Young, Qualitative Research Methods for a Global Psychology. J.G. Draguns, Psychotherapeutic and Related Interventions for a Global Psychology. M.G. Wessells, A. Dawes, Macro-Social Interventions: Psychology, Social Policy, and Societal Influence Processes. J.L. Pettifor, Toward a Global Professionalization of Psychology. A.J. Marsella, Education and Training for a Global Psychology: Foundations, Issues, and Actions. Part IV: Challenges and Prospects for a Global Psychology. H. Takooshian, L.F. Stambaugh, Becoming Involved in Global Psychology. M.J. Stevens, U.P. Gielen, Epilogue: Some Questions for the Future. Appendices: The Authors. Sample Course Syllabus.

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'The book is ambitious in coverage of scientific and applied achievments by psychologists on every continent. It presents an incisive view of historical perspectives, theories, indigenous psychology, qualitative methods, psychotherapy, interventions, graduate and undergraduate curricula, and numerous other issues.' – David W. Shwalb and Barbara J. Shwalb, PsycCritiques