Psychology in Australia - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080210438, 9781483159379

Psychology in Australia

1st Edition

Achievements & Prospects

Editors: Mary Nixon Ronald Taft
eBook ISBN: 9781483159379
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 330
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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction I Orientations 1 Teaching and Practice of Psychology in Australia in the First Phases Appendix (i) Foundation Professors of Psychology Appendix (ii) Foundation of Psychology Departments Appendix (iii) Learned/Professional Psychological Societies 2 Applied Psychology in Australia—the History 3 Psychology and the Australian Zeitgeist II Research: Focus and Example 4 Psychological Research in Universities and Colleges 5 Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology 6 Research in Health Education III Training: The Education of Psychologists 7 Undergraduate Teaching in Psychology in Australian Universities 8 Graduate Education in Psychology in Australia 9 Training and Work: Inservice Training for Psychologists in Australian Government Departments 10 Training and Work: Inservice Training for Psychologists in State Education Departments IV Psychology and the Public: Applications of Psychology 11 Occupational Psychology in Public Service 12 Educational Psychology in Public Service 13 Clinical Psychology in Public Service 14 Counseling Psychology in Public Service 15 Radio and Television Research 16 Psychology in the Armed Services V Entrepreneurial Psychology: Private Practice in Australian Psychology 17 Private Practice of Occupational Psychology 18 Australian Psychologists in Marketing and Communication Research 19 Private Practice of Clinical and Counseling Psychology 20 Private Practice of Educational Psychology VI Psychology in Australia's Neighbors 21 Australian Psychology and Australia's Neighbors VII Australian Psychology in Context 22 Australian Psychologists in the World Context Contributors Concluding Note Index


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