Psychology in Australia

Psychology in Australia

Achievements & Prospects

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: Mary Nixon, Ronald Taft
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159379

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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


    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


    Concluding Note


Product details

  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159379

About the Editors

Mary Nixon

Ronald Taft

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