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An Indonesian Perspective on Psychological Literacy

Sarlito Wirawan Sawono

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199794942
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914500 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0046
An Indonesian Perspective on Psychological Literacy

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Psychological literacy encapsulates the common graduate attributes or capabilities that students should acquire while undertaking an undergraduate major in psychology, and includes applying psychological principles in personal, interpersonal and organisational contexts (McGovern et al., 2010). The chapter argues in this chapter that psychology in Indonesia has been fostering psychological literacy in its students, researchers and also in its population (through the popular media) for the past sixty years. As such, the story of psychological literacy in Indonesia is quite different from that for Western countries, and in telling this story, the chapter takes a very personal view.

Keywords: psychological literacy; Indonesia; media; graduate attributes; history

Chapter.  4187 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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