Teaching Psychology around the World (Volume 4)
Editors: Rich, G.J., Lopez, L.A.P., de Souza, L.K., Zinkiewicz, L., Taylor, J. and Jaafar, J.L.S.B.
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of Publication: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Psychology is changing. Or to be more precise, it is continuing to change in ways that more closely reflect its global origins in health, medicine, philosophy and academic psychology (Baker, 2012; Rich & Gielen, 2015). For instance, today scholars estimate that nearly three-quarters of all psychologists are outside the U.S.A. (Stevens & Gielen, 2007). Although currently psychology is growing faster outside the USA and Europe than within it (Zoma & Gielen, 2015), for much of the middle twentieth century, psychology was largely dominated by these regions, in particular reflecting the influences of psychoanalysis and behaviorism. This book aims to serve as a corrective to a psychology centered only in Europe and the USA. The thirty-one chapters here focus on each major geographic region of the world, Latin America, North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia, and in fact the largest sections are Latin America and Asia, and the smallest one is Europe! The nearly seventy authors hail from diverse nations around the globe, from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia, to South Africa and Sweden, to Malaysia and Indonesia, among many others. That said, there are regions that we hope will be better represented in psychologists’ projects in the future, including more of the Caribbean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.