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September 16 , 2008

Psychology in Australia: Achievements & Prospects


Psychology in Australia: Achievements & Prospects is an assessment of the achievements and prospects of the field of psychology in Australia. Issues related to teaching and research are examined, and research areas that are flourishing, as well as those that are floundering or neglected, are highlighted. The main emphasis is on fields of endeavor in which psychology is applied to individual, social, and organizational issues.
This book is comprised of 22 chapters and begins with an introduction to the first phases of teaching and practice of psychology in Australia, followed by a historical overview of applied psychology in the country. Subsequent chapters explore the influence of culture on Australian psychology; psychological research in universities and colleges, in clinical and counseling psychology, and in health education; and the training and education of psychologists in Australia. Some applications of psychology are also discussed, along with private practice in Australian psychology. The final chapter focuses on Australian psychologists in the world context.
This monograph should be of interest to students and general readers as well as to psychologists themselves.

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