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Teaching Psychology around the World: Volume 2

This book brings together current information on the teaching and practice of psychology collected by experts in the field from throughout the world. It is highly recommended by prominent U.S. psychologists Dr. Ann O’Roark, President of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP), Dr. Wilbert McKeachie and Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, former President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and well-known international textbook author. Here are what other leaders in the discipline say about the book:


Dr. Sherri McCarthy, Professor of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Human Relations at Northern Arizona University-Yuma, is the author of several books, including Coping with Special Needs Classmates; Death in the Family; Teaching Psychology around the World, Volume 1; Preventing Teen Violence and Building Asian Families and Communities in the 21st Century. She has also written chapters in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People; Citizens Views on Governmental Aggression and Peace: Multinational Comparisons; Psychology of Terrorism; Treating Substance Abusers in Correctional Settings and Handbook of Practice-based Research. She serves as a reviewer or on the editorial board of several journals, and her articles have appeared in Peace Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, Psychologie Practiques, PSYCHCritiques, Community College Journal of Research and Practice and others. She spent a year in Russia as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and 3 years in Brazil as a CNPq visiting scholar. She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bologna, Italy and the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Sherri is on the Board of Directors for the Asian Psychological Association and the International Council of Psychologists, a Fellow of APA Division 52 and the Division 2 Liaison to APA’s Council on International Relations in Psychology .Dr. Victor Karandashev has written several textbooks for psychology in Russian. He has taught at Russian universities and also been a visiting professor and a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S He was instrumental in organizing the first International Conference on Psychology Education in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2002 and has published in several journals and other venues and recently was an invited guest co-editor for the special issue on international practices in psychology education published in the IUPsyS flagship publication, International Journal of Psychology. Dr. Michael Stevens has served as President and Treasurer of the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology and Director-at-Large of the International Council of Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has published over 100 peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles and presented over 100 papers. His recent scholarship on international psychology includes the Handbook of International Psychology (2004), Toward a Global Psychology: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy (2007) and Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (2005-2009). He has also written extensively on terrorism, most notably contributing to the four-volume Psychology of Terrorism and to the journal Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Professor Andrew Thatcher, Ph.D holds the Chair of Industrial/Organizational Psychology in the Department of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He was the Chairperson of the Third and Fourth International Cyberspace Conferences on Ergonomics (CybErg 2002 and CybErg 2005), and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of several international conferences. He was an Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Psychology, and is currently a Co-editor of Ergonomics SA and Associate Editor of Behaviour & Information Technology. He has acted as a reviewer for several international journals including Computers in Human Behaviour, Information Processing and Management, and CyberPsychology & Behavior and is the author of more than 30 journal articles and the author of 3 books including the textbook South Africa at Work. Jas Laile Suzana Binti Jaafar, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Jaafar organized the 2nd International Conference of the Asian Psychological Association in 2008, and is Past-President of that organization. She has authored two books, Adolescent Psychology (Lumpur, 2002) and Child and Adolescent Psychology (Lumpur, 2002)and is a co-author of Building Asian Families and Communities in the 21st Century(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009) and the chapter on Malaysia in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People in addition to articles in several journals including Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, The Malaysian Journal of Social Administration, and Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology. Dr. Kathleen Moore, Ph.D is Professor of Psychology at Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT Australia; she has taught psychology at the university level for the last two decades utilizing a variety of mediums, including computer and web classes, interactive role plays and seminars. Dr. Moore is a director of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Member of its Colleges of Health Psychology and Organizational Psychology; she is President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), and President-Elect of the Asian Psychological Association (APsyA). She has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed psychology journals; 70 papers in peer-reviewed proceedings, and presented over 200 papers and workshops at national and international conferences on topics related to psychology. She is on the editorial boards of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology and Health South Africa Gesondheid: Interdisciplinary Research Journal; she edited the proceedings of the APS Psychology of Relationships Conferences (2001, 2002, 2003), the STAR Proceeds (2002), the APS Proceeds (2007) and is co-editor of a forthcoming volume on Stress and Anxiety Research with Petra Buchwald, and of Building Asian Families and Communities in the 21st Century with Jas Jaafar and Sherri McCarthy. Annie Trapp, M. Sc. has undertaken research and worked to support the teaching of psychology in the UK for 20 years, through the Computers in Teaching Initiative, Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) and the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network. She has presented a wide range of papers at national and international conferences, published widely on issues related to the teaching of psychology, and is currently editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching (PLAT). The PLAT conference series is organized by Annie and her group at the Higher Education Academy. Recently she has begun work on establishing a network to support the teaching of psychology in Europe, EUROPLAT. Charles Brewer received the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) Distinguished Teaching Award in 1989 and the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training Award in 1995. A book, The Teaching of Psychology: Essays in Honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer, was published in 2002. In 2003, the APF named its Distinguished Teaching Award in his honor. In 2005, he received an APA presidential citation honoring him as “one of our disciplines’s most esteemed colleagues.” He received the 2008 Raymond D. Fowler Award from the APA for his “exemplary contributions to teaching, the APA, and the discipline of psychology.” Charles Brewer has been president of APA’s Division 1 (General) and Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) as well as president of the Southeastern Psychological Association. In other APA governance, he was a member of the Board of Educational Affairs, the Council of Representatives, and the Board of Directors. He is now a member of APF’s Board of Trustees. Charles Brewer is a Fellow of APA’s Divisions 1, 2, 3 (Experimental), 26 (History), and 52 (International). During 1985-1996, he was editor of Teaching of Psychology, the official journal of APA’s Division 2, and was named Editor Emeritus in 1996. He has written numerous book chapters and co-edited several books about teaching

‘This book, as well as being a tremendous resource informing about good practice in teaching, and providing a state-of-the-art overview of key areas of psychological research, delivers first hand information about variation and commonalities in teaching psychology across the globe. As such it represents an important curriculum support, especially in view of the effect of globalisation on the context in which academic teaching staff and students operate and the necessity for an awareness of how psychology education functions in other regions of the world. As president of IUPsyS, I also have to be concerned about future standards for teaching psychology and therefore particularly appreciate the rich material the book provides. Teaching Psychology around the World (Volume 2) is essential reading for anyone involved in or simply interested in trans-national psychology education and can serve well as a guidebook for those planning to teach abroad.’
—Rainer Silbereisen, President, International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsych); Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Jena, Germany

‘If one is wanting to have at one’s fingertips a book that summarises how psychology is taught in different countries of the world and the huge achievements in raising the standards of education and training of psychologists in various regions of the world, then Teaching Psychology around the World (Volume 2) is your answer. To boot, it describes the impressive progress that has been made in standardising education and training programs across countries, not only to improve their quality but also to provide for the automatic recognition of professional qualifications and facilitate the mobility of psychologists across nations. Its other impressive achievement is that all its chapters are written by distinguished international experts.’
—Michael Knowles, President, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP); Professor of Psychology, Monash University, Australia

'Psychology will play a key part in providing answers to the global problems we are currently facing, including economic melt down, climate change and terrorism. Hence it is essential that we have a genuinely international approach to theory, method and teaching. The present volume is therefore very much to be welcomed as an important contribution to achieving these aims.'
—Professor Steve Newstead, former President of the British Psychological Society (BPS); Chancellor, University of Plymouth, UK

‘Every year hundreds of thousands of students all over the world enrol for courses in psychology. This book provides an invaluable glimpse into what it means to teach those students in a global perspective: not only in those countries that dominate the discipline, but also in those that are often overlooked in psychology's self-presentation.’
—Professor Johan Louw, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

‘This book presents a clear, concise and informative historical perspective on the development of psychology teaching in Australia, where the Psychology teaching of programs are highly regulated, the professional programs follow the Scientist Practitioner model and Distance Education is available and should be particularly helpful to communities who are looking at developing and refining psychology teaching.’
—Erica Frydenberg, Board Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS); Co-ordinator of Master and Doctor of Educational Psychology Programs, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

“Teaching Psychology Around the World launches psychologists, students and veterans, into a global thinking orbit. For the first time, psychologists articulate a leadership position and credible role for preparing psychology to address issues arising in an era of globalization. These authors share an inclusive vision for developing curricular and pedagogical foundations for establishing a common international discipline, science, and practice. As the chapters inform readers about psychological teaching and learning in diverse cultures and in varying geopolitical arenas, they manage to avoid both the Babalonian cacophony and the arrogance of national tunnel vision and eugenic thinking. This volume inspires a successful launch and lift-off into a new era of internationalized psychology.”
—Ann M. O’Roark, PhD, ABAP, President Elect, INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS

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Harald Barkhoff

Tatyana Barysheva

Charles L. Brewer

Stephanie Brooke

E. Ederer

cecilia essau

Nurper Gokhan

William Gomes

Julie Hansen

Jas Laile Suzana Binti Jaafar

D. Javanovic

Remo Job

Victor Karandashev

Tatiana Kulikova

Hermann Kurthen

Lorella Lotto

Anthi Loutsiou-Ladd

Ingrid Lunt

Bill McKeachie

Mary Meiners

Richard Miller

Kathleen Moore

B.O. Omolayo

Erin O’Connor

Georgia Panayiotou

Ype H. Poortinga

Ludmila N. Praslova

S. Provost

Benoît Schneider

Maura Sellars

Dor Shev

Nicholas F. Skinner

Michael Stevens

Andrew Thatcher

Christian L. Tonder

Claudio Tonzar

Annie Trapp

P. Wilson

William Wozniak

Houcan Zhang

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ISBN: 1-4438-0985-3

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-0985-6

Release Date: 22nd May 2009

Pages: 625

Price: £64.99

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