Internationalizing the History of Psychology

268 pages

July, 2009

ISBN: 9780814791363

$25

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Adrian C. Brock is College Lecturer, School of Psychology, University College Dublin. He is coeditor of Rediscovering the History of Psychology: Essays Inspired by the Work of Kurt Danziger.

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While the United States was dominant in the development of psychology for much of the twentieth century, other countries have experienced significant growth in this area since the end of World War II. The percentage of those in the discipline who live and work in the United States has been growing smaller, and it is now impossible to completely understand the field if developments in psychology outside of the United States are ignored.

Internationalizing the History of Psychology brings together luminaries in the field from around the world to address the internationalizing of psychology, each raising core issuesconcerning what an international perspective can contributeto the history of psychology and to our understanding of psychology as a whole. For too long, much of what we havetaken to be the history of psychology has actually been thehistory of American psychology. This volume, ideal for student use and for those in the field, illuminates how what we have been missing may change our views of the nature of psychology and its history.

Contributors: Ruben Ardila, Geoffrey Blowers, Adrian C. Brock, Kurt Danziger, Aydan Gulerce, John D. Hogan, Naomi Lee, Johann Louw, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Anand C. Paranjpe, Irmingard Staeuble, Cecilia Taiana, and Thomas P. Vaccaro.

Reviews

  • “These essays . . . offer perspectives on hitherto off-the-map psychologies, as developed in China, India, Argentina, and Turkey, as well as interrogate ‘Western’ psychology. . . . A thought-provoking book!”

    The Psychologist

  • “Previous collections on international psychology . . . have provided historical perspective, but with these essays Brock offers a more critical and nuanced treatment.”


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  • “A welcome corrective to the texts that place North America at the center of the intellectual universe. The volume uses an international perspective to illuminate important topics for all countries, including psychology's relation to liberal democracy, the psychologizing of social relations, and psychology's role in cultural imperialism. . . . An illuminating guide to the history of psychology.”

    ——Benjamin Harris, University of New Hampshire

  • “;The history of psychology is at the forefront of the struggle to re-vision the discipline as a genuine set of global and diverse maps. Instead of a uniform topography where only certain features count, and the only places worth studying are those that are home to the original map-makers, this book offers a new cartography for those willing to invest in different landscapes of psychology. For those who wish to glimpse the future of psychology, there is no better place to begin than with this historical volume.”

    ——Henderikus J. Stam, University of Calgary and editor of the journal Theory & Psychology