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
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.
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.
Contents ; 1. The Internationalization of Psychology: A History ; Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., and David B. Baker ; 2. Australia ; Roderick D. Buchanan ; 3. Brazil ; Claudio Simon Hutz, Gustavo Gauer, and William Barbosa Gomes ; 4. Brunei Darussalam ; Narasappa Kumaraswamy and Chandraseagran Suppiah ; 5. The Caribbean ; Rosemary Frey ; 6. China ; Yeh Hsueh and Benyu Guo ; 7. Colombia ; Ruben Ardila ; 8. Czech Republic ; Ji?i Hoskovec ; 9. Egypt ; Ramadan A. Ahmed ; 10. England ; Alan Collins ; 11. Finland ; Petteri Pietikainen ; 12. France ; Francoise Parot ; 13. Germany ; Horst U. K. Gundlach ; 14. Ireland ; Adrian C. Brock ; 15. Italy ; Guido Cimino and Renato Foschi ; 16. Japan ; Miki Takasuna ; 17. Lebanon ; Brigitte Khoury and Sarah Tabbara ; 18. New Zealand ; Brian D. Haig and Dannette Marie ; 19. Philippines ; Rogelia Pe-Pua and Pia-Anna Perfecto-Ramos ; 20. Russian Federation ; Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith ; 21. Saudi Arabia ; Abdel-Sattar Ibrahim ; 22. Scotland ; Nicholas J. Wade ; 23. South Africa ; Johann Louw ; 24. Spain ; Helio Carpintero ; 25. Thailand ; Sombat Tapanya ; 26. Turkey ; Aydan Gulerce ; 27. United States ; C. James Goodwin ; 28. Venezuela ; Ligia M. Sanchez and Miriam Dembo ; 29. Concluding Thoughts on Internationalizing the History of Psychology ; David B. Baker and Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.