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    Psychology in Developing Countries: Reassessing its impact

    Carr, Stuart C and MacLachlan, Malcolm (1998) Psychology in Developing Countries: Reassessing its impact. Psychology and Developing Societies, 10 (1). ISSN 0971-3336

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    The last global review of the role of psychology in developing countries was edited by Sinha and Holtzman in 1984. This paper evaluates journal publications appearing in the Psychlit database in the decade following Sinha and Holtzman’s review, focusing on studies which contain scientific evidence of practical outcome. There are three categories of such research, namely, social/organisational, health/welfare, and educational/developmental, with clear evidence of reliability, validity, and utility in each category, but largely in health and welfare. Despite this relative imbalance however; there are signs of what Sinha has defined as true indigenisation, namely, progressing beyond assimilation of, and anti-conformity against, the so-called "mainstream ", towards a more pluralistic search for a psychology that works

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Psychology; Developing; Countries; Reassessing; Impact;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16571
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2022 13:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychology and Developing Societies
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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