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    Pathways to a Psychology for Development: Reconstituting, Restating, Refuting and Realising

    MacLachlan, Malcolm and Carr, Stuart C. (1994) Pathways to a Psychology for Development: Reconstituting, Restating, Refuting and Realising. Psychology and Developing Societies, 6 (1). ISSN 0971-3336

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    Psychology has, at best, only made a modest contribution to efforts aimed at resolving the problems of developing societies. While other disciplines have produced specialisations addressing the difficulties of the world's poorer nations, psychology has failed to do so. It is suggested that psychologists in developing countries lack a framework for applying psychological knowledge to their local settings and conditions. We present a conceptual methodology which incorporates Reconstituting, Restating, Refuting and Realising the relevance of "Western psychology" to the challenges of development. Each of these pathways to a "Psychology for Development" is illustrated by describing some recent psychological contributions to identifying problems regarding development in Malawi.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Pathways; Psychology; Development; Reconstituting; Restating; Refuting; Realising;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16594
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 16:12
    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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