publication . Article . 2014

International psychology and scientific psychology: at the crossroads for the future of psychology

Robert, J.;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: International Annual Edition of Applied Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice (eissn: 2313-4097, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Федеральное государственное бюджетное образовательное учреждение высшего образования «Саратовский национальный исследовательский государственный университет имени Н. Г. Чернышевского»
Abstract
The discipline of psychology as a science and the newly emerging field of international psychology are at a crossroads in terms of a conflict that has developed in their views. By means of comparative analysis, this article examines how the proponents of international psychology describe their area, how that description conflicts with the concept of psychology as a science, and what that conflict means for the development of psychology as an overall discipline. The analysis reveals weaknesses in the way international psychology has presented itself, and in the objectives it proposes, which, if followed, could lead to failure in achieving those objectives, and in...
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