Teaching Psychology around the World: Volume 5
This volume serves as a handbook for psychology professors around the globe who aim to internationalize and diversify their courses and curricula, and who seek innovative ideas to enrich their teaching. The work provides an overview of psychology’s globalization, and offers a broad range of suggestions for psychology instructors aiming to internationalize their undergraduate and graduate courses. Topics covered here include practical tips to diversify specific courses, such as abnormal psychology, lifespan development, and psychotherapy, and innovative methods of assessment of student learning. Additionally, a number of chapters focus on describing the training of psychologists, and the history and future of psychology education in various nations and regions. Co-edited by five distinguished, international academics, the thirty-five chapters represent each major geographic region of the world, with authors based in nations in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. Instructors of cross cultural, cultural, and international psychology and of multicultural education will be especially interested in the book, as will program evaluators, policy makers, and university administrators.
Dr Grant J. Rich, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, is a consulting psychologist in Juneau, Alaska, USA. His recent books include Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology (2017). Dr Rich teaches at Walden University, USA.
Alfredo Padilla López studies the neuropsychological and psychophysiological bases of behavior. He is a Professor-Researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico.
Liesel Ebersöhn is Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience and Full Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her research combines emancipatory and intervention research to investigate resilience.
Jacqui Taylor works at Bournemouth University, UK. She has been instrumental in developing the concept of ‘psychological literacy’ in undergraduate psychology teaching.
Shirley Morrissey is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology Programs at Griffith University, Australia. She has expertise in ethics, professional practice and interprofessional learning (IPL).
"This book exemplifies the globalization of psychology education and training. With perspectives from Africa, Asia, South America, the Middle East and down under (i.e., Australia and New Zealand) in addition to North America and Europe, Teaching Psychology around the World (Volume 5) transcends the hegemony of (North) American psychology, showcasing the importance of local perspectives while highlighting the integrity of the overarching discipline."
Frank C. Worrell, Professor and Director, School Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
"As the world becomes smaller with each passing day, this latest book of Dr. Rich and his colleagues is a global distillation of the wonderfully diverse approaches to psychology pedagogy. It is as inclusive in countries as it is diverse in approaches linguistics, indigenous populations, liberation, and perhaps most refreshingly, perspectives beyond the western hegemony that can often be overwhelming, biased, and a poor generalization to others. The diversity of approaches, perspectives and voices is rare to be collected in such a singular volume. Bravo! "
American Psychological Association International Humanitarian Award Winner Past Chief Information Officer,
State of Illinois Division of Mental Health
"Psychology is ubiquitous, and psychology education can be found in every corner of the globe. This book gives a fascinating and refreshing insight into the ways in which it is taught, and training is delivered, in a vast array of different cultures and countries. The book offers the most comprehensive global coverage of psychology education available, and will offer educators a unique insight into ways of diversifying their teaching, and catering for international and culturally diverse backgrounds. For example, chapters are included from Cameroon, Iran, New Zealand and Vietnam - providing expert perspectives from far beyond the typical focus on North America, Europe and Australia found in the majority of books on the topic. "
Dr. Julie Hulme,
School Director of Education (Psychology),
Keele University, UK
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