The Caribbean

Rosemary Frey and Joan Black

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology: Global Perspectives

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195366556
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

The Caribbean

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Climate, topography, social, economic, and political forces all played a part in shaping the societies of the Caribbean. Likewise, psychology as a field has been shaped and molded by the unique historical contexts of the Caribbean cultures into which it was sewn. Utilizing a case studies approach, this chapter traces the development and role of psychology in three distinct Caribbean societies: Jamaica, Cuba, and Barbados. Important events and institutions, as well as the contributions of key persons are noted.

Keywords: Barbados; Caribbean; Church; Cuba; diaspora; Greater Antilles; Havana; Jamaica; Lesser Antilles; Mona; polyclinics; revolution; Vygotsky

Article.  16213 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology

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