Psychology and the Developing World

Front Cover
Stuart C. Carr, John F. Schumaker
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Psychology - 236 pages
0 Reviews

Previous leading commentators on the development of psychology in the Third World have conceived of three major stages: an attempt to assimilate Western psychology, with predictably negative results; the study of indigenous constructs, with more relevant applications; and, finally, transcending stage one and stage two to choose theories and methods on their applied merit alone. "Psychology and the Developing World" has been assembled to document how close psychology has come to researching that stage. Contributors were carefully selected to provide a unique overview of the latest applications of the discipline as a whole. Their work reveals how psychology is being applied to educational needs, management needs, and health needs. This book shows how development studies and allied disciplines cannot ignore psychology's potential for the Third World.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

II EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
47
III SOCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONA LPSYCHOLOGY
101
Bibliography
199

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 202 - Maternal feeding behavior and child acceptance of food during diarrhea, convalescence, and health in the Central Sierra of Peru.
Page 202 - Women Hold Up More Than Half the Sky: A Third World Perspective on Women and Non-formal Education for Development...
Page 217 - In M. McCallin (Ed.), The psychological well-being of refugee children: Research, practice and policy issues (pp.
Page 210 - Manasse, PR (1992). The Just World and the Third World: British explanations for poverty abroad. Journal of Social Psychology, 132, 783—785. Harper, DJ., Wagstaff, GF, Newton, JT, and Harrison, KR (1990). Lay causal perceptions of Third World poverty and the just world theory.
Page 214 - Lamm, H., & Myers, DG (1978). Group induced polarization of attitudes and behavior.
Page 200 - A. (1993) Mental Health Issues in Refugee Populations: A Review. Working paper of the Harvard Center for the Study of Culture and Medicine.
Page 210 - Palmer, DL (1990). Type of academic training and causal attributions for social problems. European Journal of Social Psychology, 20, 61—75.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1996)

STUART C. CARR is Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Newcastle in Australia, and has worked as a consultant in Indonesia.

JOHN F. SCHUMAKER is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia. Dr. Schumaker's books include The Corruption of Reality (1995), and Religion and Mental Health (1992).

Bibliographic information