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Psychology in Australia : Achievements & Prospects.

Author: Mary Nixon; Ronald Taft
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Psychology in Australia: Achievements & Prospects is an assessment of the achievements and prospects of the field of psychology in Australia. Issues related to teaching and research are examined, and research areas that are flourishing, as well as those that are floundering or neglected, are highlighted. The main emphasis is on fields of endeavor in which psychology is applied to individual, social, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nixon, Mary.
Psychology in Australia : Achievements & Prospects.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Nixon; Ronald Taft
ISBN: 9781483159379 148315937X
OCLC Number: 896795185
Notes: Employment.
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Psychology in Australia: Achievements & Prospects; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Orientations; CHAPTER ONE. Teaching and Practice of Psychology in Australia in the First Phases; Appendix (i): Foundation Professors of Psychology; Appendix (ii): Foundation of Psychology Departments; Appendix (iii): Learned/Professional Psychological Societies; CHAPTER TWO. Applied Psychology in Australia -the History; Early Beginnings; The Emergence of Applied Psychology; The Impact of World War II; The Post-War Scene; The Current Scene. Implications for the FutureReferences; CHAPTER THREE. Psychology and the Australian Zeitgeist; The Australian Context; Some Characteristics of Australian Psychologists; The Pragmatic Emphasis of Australian Psychology; Australian Psychology as an Anglo-American Synthesis; Australian Psychology after the Ice Age; Finale; References; Part II: Research: Focus and Example; CHAPTER FOUR. Psychological Research in Universities and Colleges1; Introduction; Sources and Coverage; Universities, Colleges and Research; Trends in Psychological Research since 1945; Total Volume of Research. Trends in Research Interest between 1945-1972The Current Scene in University Research; Research Training; Funding of Psychological Research; Discussion; CHAPTER FIVE. Research in Clinical and Counselling Psychology; Test Oriented Research; Studies related to Group Characteristics and Environmental Conditions; Other Groups; Process and Technique; Diagnosis, Prediction and Outcome; Overview and Future Directions; References; CHAPTER SIX. Research in Health Education; The Need for Health Education; Health Education Research; Meeting the Needs; Evaluation; The Future; References. Part Ill: Training: The Education of PsychologistsCHAPTER SEVEN. Undergraduate Teaching in Psychology in Australian Universities; Introduction; Growth of Psychology Departments; Qualifications of Academic Staff; Supporting Teaching Staff; Facilities; Faculty Affiliations; Structure and Duration of Courses; Admission Standards; The General Pattern of Undergraduate Teaching; The Aims of Undergraduate Training Courses; Pressures towards Change; Academic organization; Specialization; The demand for 'relevance'; Representative Undergraduate Programs; Reference. CHAPTER EIGHT. Graduate Education in Psychology in AustraliaCHAPTER NINE. Training and Work: Inservice Training for Psychologists in Australian Government Departments; New Entrant Training; Professional Development; Training as Part of a System; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER TEN. Training and Work: Inservice Training for Psychologists in State Education Departments; Early Counselling and Training; Australian Training Programs; Review and Future Needs; References; Part IV: Psychology and the Public: Applications of Psychology; CHAPTER ELEVEN. Occupational Psychology in Public Service.

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Psychology in Australia: Achievements & Prospects is an assessment of the achievements and prospects of the field of psychology in Australia. Issues related to teaching and research are examined, and research areas that are flourishing, as well as those that are floundering or neglected, are highlighted. The main emphasis is on fields of endeavor in which psychology is applied to individual, social, and organizational issues. This book is comprised of 22 chapters and begins with an introduction to the first phases of teaching and practice of psychology in Australia, followed by a historical o.

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