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ERIC Number: ED455188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Psychological Education, Research and Publication in Asia.
Chang, Weining C.
This paper recognizes that psychology, as a formal, organized discipline researched and taught in great institutions of learning since its inception in 1879, has been a Western enterprise, whose applications and generalizations to the behaviors of people from non-Western cultural communities seem to be questionable. There is a need for developing Asian psychology, the scientific study of behaviors of Asians that are informed by the cultures of Asia. The paper proposes that research, education, and publication of psychology in Asia be based on the Asian perspective and on the culture lived by these people. These research works should be published in Asian journals for communications with researchers of the Asian and non-Asian people, and more importantly, for application and education of psychology in Asia. These Asian journals do not only address the need of Asians but would also aim at widening the narrow empirical and epistemological basis of modern psychology. Contains 18 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia