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Psychology in Latin America

Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives

Editors: Ardila, Ruben (Ed.)

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  • First volume in English to present a comprehensive overview of psychology in Latin America both as a science and a profession 
  • Brings together contributions from the most important researchers in the region in different sub-fields of psychology
  • Covers a wide range of professional and research fields within psychology
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About this book

This contributed volume is a real “who is who” in Latin American psychology. Edited by the most prominent psychology researcher alive in the region, the book presents a comprehensive panorama of psychology in Latin America as a science, as a profession and as a way of improving the quality of life of individuals and communities.

Despite its achievements, Latin American psychology is little known by the international psychological community. In order to fill this gap, Dr. Rubén Ardila has invited the most important researchers and practitioners in the region to present an overview of psychology as both a profession and a research field in Latin America in the following areas:

·        Scientific research

·        Professional issues

·        Clinical and health psychology

·        Developmental psychology

·        Educational and school psychology

·        Organizational and work psychology

·        Social psychology

·        Community psychology

·        Legal and forensic psychology

Psychology in Latin America – Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives seeks to place Latin American psychology on the map of international psychology, and by doing so it aims to foster cooperation between researchers, practitioners and students from the region with its peers from all over the world.  


About the authors

Rubén Ardila is a Colombian research psychologist and professor at the National University of Colombia with a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He has done research on experimental psychology, history of psychology, and the application of psychology to social issues. Dr. Ardila has published 32 books and more than 300 scientific papers in journals from several countries, and book chapters. Some of his books have been translated into English, German, Portuguese and other languages. As a visiting professor in several countries, including the United States, Germany, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, and others, he has promoted research, international psychology and history of psychology. Dr. Ardila has been president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP), the International Society for Comparative Psychology (ISCP), the Latin American Association for the Analysis and Modification of Behavior (ALAMOC), and others. He founded the Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia (Latin American Journal of Psychology), and edited this journal from 1969 to 2003.He was a member of the executive committee of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), between 1992 and 2004. He belongs to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP, 2006-2018). In 2004 he received the Science Award from Colombia. One of his recognitions is the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology (2007). His most recent books are entitled Autobiografía, un Punto en el Tiempo y en el Espacio (Autobiography, a Point in Time and Space, 2012), and Historia de la Psicología en Colombia (History of Psychology in Colombia, 2013).


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Panorama of Psychology in Latin America

    Pages 1-5

    Ardila, Rubén

  • Psychological Research in Latin America: Current and Future Perspectives

    Pages 7-26

    Gutiérrez, Germán (et al.)

  • The Long Road to the Profession of Psychologist

    Pages 27-51

    Klappenbach, Hugo (et al.)

  • Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology

    Pages 53-75

    Fernández-Alvarez, Héctor (et al.)

  • Developmental Psychology in Latin America

    Pages 77-89

    Koller, Silvia H. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93569-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93568-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06684-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives
Editors
  • Ruben Ardila
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93569-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93569-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93568-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06684-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 260
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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