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ERIC Number: EJ959026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Psychology in Mexico
Ruiz, Eleonora Rubio
Psychology Teaching Review, v17 n2 p61-63 Aut 2011
The first formal psychology course taught in Mexico was in 1896 at Mexico's National University; today, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM in Spanish). The modern psychology from Europe and the US in the late 19th century were the primary influences of Mexican psychology, as well as psychoanalysis and both clinical and experimental psychologists. Structuralism and functionalism also were fundamental in the early development of psychology in Mexico. Mexican psychology has been influenced by experimentation, inductive theory, psychological testing and statistical methods. In the early 1960s the College of Psychology was divided between the two main general approaches; psychodynamic and experimental. Finally, the College separated from its original Faculty and became the Faculty of Psychology in 1973. In this article, the author provides an overview of psychology in Mexico and shares her plans as a psychologist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico