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ERIC Number: EJ876496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
A Coaching Psychology Perspective
Palmer, Stephen
Psychology Teaching Review, v14 n2 p40-42 2008
In "Psychology in its place" (2008), John Radford considers "what is or should be the "place" of Psychology in education, more particularly Higher Education". In this article, the author looks at the possible inclusion of coaching psychology within undergraduate psychology programmes. Coaching psychology as an applied area of psychology underpinned by a body of theory and research could have a positive impact upon individuals, organisations and society. Radford states that in the Higher Education context itself, Psychology continues to be in demand, while large majority of students who gain their psychology degree, do not enter the restricted psychology professions. Radford also states that standard psychology degrees include little on personal values and beliefs. The author believes this may be the crux of the debate--developing a psychology degree to become more relevant to professional practice. The author explains that perhaps the introduction of more applied areas in the graduate degree programmes may help with retention rates in psychology and prepare the graduates for their future careers in a variety of professional fields.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom