The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology: Global Perspectives

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David B. Baker
Oxford University Press, USA, Jan 13, 2012 - History - 645 pages
The science and practice of psychology has evolved around the world on different trajectories and timelines, yet with a convergence on the recognition of the need for a human science that can confront the challenges facing the world today. Few would argue that the standard narrative of the history of psychology has emphasized European and American traditions over others, but in today's global culture, there is a greater need in psychology for international understanding. This volume describes the historical development of psychology in countries throughout the world. Contributors provide narratives that examine the political and socioeconomic forces that have shaped their nations' psychologies. Each unique story adds another element to our understanding of the history of psychology. The chapters in this volume remind us that there are unique contexts and circumstances that influence the ways in which the science and practice of psychology are assimilated into our daily lives. Making these contexts and circumstances explicit through historical research and writing provides some promise of greater international insight, as well as a better understanding of the human condition.
 

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Contents

2 Australia
18
3 Brazil
34
4 Brunei Darussalam
51
5 The Caribbean
59
6 China
81
7 Colombia
125
8 Czech Republic
138
9 Egypt
162
17 Lebanon
366
18 New Zealand
377
19 Philippines
395
20 Russian Federation
412
21 Saudi Arabia
442
22 Scotland
462
23 South Africa
496
24 Spain
513

10 England
182
11 Finland
211
12 France
228
13 Germany
255
14 Ireland
289
15 Italy
307
16 Japan
347
25 Thailand
538
A Case of Modernization at Historical Political and Sociocultural Crossroads
547
27 United States
571
28 Venezuela
594
29 Concluding Th oughts on Internationalizing the History of Psychology
616
Index
625
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David B. Baker, Ph.D., is the Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director of the Center for the History of Psychology and professor of psychology at The University of Akron.

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