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ERIC Number: EJ876497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Psychology for All
Popovic, Nash
Psychology Teaching Review, v14 n2 p43-45 2008
In "Psychology in its place" (2008) John Radford explores and attempts to initiate a debate on what is or should be the place and role of psychology in Higher Education, primarily as a main subject for a first degree. In this paper, the author raises the stakes, and argues that Higher Education should provide a certain form of practical psychology for all students, not only those who study psychology as a main subject. It is sometimes believed that the best way to provide this type of education is through the atmosphere and attitude of educational institution and through already existing disciplines. However, the author cites some possible objections on such provision. The author proposes that: (1) Psychological education should be available to all students, irrespective of a main subject they study; (2) Psychological education should be about relevant topics that affect everyday life; (3) Psychology graduates should also be trained to facilitate this type of education; and (4) More research should be carried out on topics that can really contribute to the constructive development of individuals and societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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