An Introduction to Psychology for the Middle East (and Beyond)
An Introduction to Psychology for the Middle East (and Beyond) is more than the average psychology textbook. Written in simple English by local contributors in the field of psychology and academia, it not only covers broad concepts and major theories, but also provides students in the Middle East with culturally-relevant examples and indigenous research studies that highlight the ways in which psychology can be applied in their local contexts. Topic Boxes appear throughout the chapters to bring regional concepts to life, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter provide ideas for further exploration. With photos that capture the diversity of the Middle East, students will be able to envision a psychology that is representative of their experiences as they explore this visually-appealing textbook. In doing so, they will be better prepared to understand the relevance of the discipline to their personal lives and the societies in which they live.
Dr Louise Lambert, PhD, teaches Psychology at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, UAE, and was also formerly Associate Professor at the Canadian University Dubai, UAE. She is a Canadian Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of counselling practise in the non-profit, mental health and primary healthcare sectors. She is also Editor-in-Chief and founder of the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology. A published researcher in happiness research, she also works to teach individuals, and in particular university students, how to increase their well-being by teaching the skills of happiness through her Happiness 101 series.
Dr Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, PhD, has degrees in Communications, Education, and Psychology. She has worked as an international educator for almost 20 years, focusing on language development and cultural studies with an emphasis on Muslim populations. Her articles have appeared in a number of professional journals including the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, Ethnicities and The Journal of International Women’s Studies. She is the author of The Colour of Mehndi and the lead editor of Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Narratives on Hijab and Veiling.
"This is an essential textbook for every Psychology student who is studying in the MENA region. It is well written, concise and captures the foundation of all aspects of Psychology. The beauty of the book lies within the language and cultural context in which it is written. It is a must-buy book, for Psychology students as well as those interested in the topic."
Dr Teresa Arora, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Zayed University
"The book provides a good introduction to the study of psychology. As a teaching assistant, I believe it will be of great benefit to undergraduate students in the Middle East for it has several strengths such as the use of a clear outline, the coverage of different subtopics and the easy language."
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