Applied Psychology in the International Context: What More Needs to Be Done?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405193313
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • American Psychological Association (APA)-"Research in Action" (formerly "Psychology Matters"), web-based compendium of psychological research
  • Applied psychology in the international context-and what more needs to be done
  • Applied psychology, in its early days-dominated by Europe and North America
  • Early days of applied psychology, terminology being different-referred to as "Psychotechnics Congresses"
  • First experimental psychology laboratory in USA-by G. Stanley Hall, a student of Wundt
  • Global expansion of psychology-remarkable, Lunt and Poortinga's (1996) comical observation "...that all the inhabitants of Spain would be psychologists in the early decades,...if the exponential growth of students registering for psychology
  • International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)-organization, working to promote development, representation and advancement of psychology
  • Organizations, contributing directly to international psychology-three main categories
  • Pawlik and d'Ydewalle, arguing that future challenges for society-will be requiring behavioral sciences, and adoption of an international approach
  • Place of psychology in forwarding society's agenda-the Australian experience of setting national research priorities, a food for thought

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