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    DescriptionProfessional psychology has its historical, intellectual, organisational and financial roots in the Western nations. However, much of this 'Western' psychology neglects the needs of the communities which it now seeks to serve. The book discusses, explains and illustrates some of the potential of psychology beyond the strait-jacket that has been imposed upon it by its intellectual and empirical roots. It provides a positive model for psychological theory, research and practice, and offers a racially and culturally aware perspective.


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    Title
    Psychology Beyond Western Perspectives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kwame Owusu-Bempah, By (author) Dennis Howitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854333285
    ISBN 10: 1854333283
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT, JMC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC22: 150
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC21: 150.1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    BIC subject category V2: JMA
    Abridged Dewey: 155
    BISAC V2.8: PSY039000, PSY000000
    Thema V1.0: JM
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Bps Blackwell
    Publication date
    14 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Kwame Owusu-Bempah is Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Social Work at the University of Leicester, UK. Dennis Howitt is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.
    Review quote
    "This is an ambitious book that forces the reader to think more deeply about the role of psychology in perpetuating structural forms of societal prejudice, especially racism. Considerable evidence is presented that strongly supports this thesis. It is a book that succeeds in meeting its main objective - provoking further critical thought about the ideology and practice of dominant psychologies."Dr Gerry Finn, Reader in Department of Educational Studies, University of Strathclyde, UK "A well-written and well-researched book that makes a powerful and persuasive plea for psychology to break out of its self-imposed confines and reach beyond Western perspectives so that it may serve the needs of peopple of all cultures equally well." Dev Sharma, Educational Psychology in Practice, Vol 18, 2002 "This book represents an important step forward in the field of (Western) psychology because it is one of the few books that attempts to carve out an archaeology of psychological knowledge that goes beyond Western perspectives... Owusu-Bempah and Howitt must be commended for producing a provocative text that is much needed within the field of psychology. They deserve praise for foregrounding issues of race, ethnicity and gender with a degree of bluntness and forthrightness that is often lacking in much psychological research." Sunil Bhatia, Connecticut College, Theory & Psychology, Vol. 13(2): 285-287
    Back cover copy
    Professional psychology has its historical, intellectual, organisational and financial roots in the Western nations. However, much of this 'Western' psychology neglects the needs of the communities which it now seeks to serve. The book discusses, explains and illustrates some of the potential of psychology beyond the strait-jacket that has been imposed upon it by its intellectual and empirical roots. It provides a positive model for psychological theory, research and practice, and offers a racially and culturally aware perspective.
    Table of contents
    1. Beyond the limitations of Western psychology. 2. A universal psychology. 3. The influence of Western psychology upon psychological practice. 4. Interactions between cultures. 5. The social construction of failure. 6. Race, culture and the family. 7. Race, self and culture. 8. Normal development - beyond the Western model. 9. Mixed race and mixed cultures. 10. Euro-centric assumptions, counselling and psychotherapy. 11. Integrating perspectives: meeting wider needs.