Ramadan A. Ahmed

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


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This chapter presents a broad-based view of psychology in Egypt. The chapter starts by casting some light on Egypt: its land and population and its ancient legacy in medicine and related behavioral thoughts; then the chapter discusses briefly the relevant contributions of ancient Arab scholars in the medieval ages, Egyptian modern psychology pioneers, research interests, new trends in psychology in Egypt, models in Egyptian psychology, psychology associations, conferences and meetings, books and journals, psychology encyclopedias and dictionaries, job opportunities and the image of psychology, teaching psychology and the qualification of psychologists, efforts of Egyptian universities to promote psychology, the influence (impact) of Egyptian psychology/psychologists on the development of psychology in other Arab countries, private practice, ethics codes, and psychology and Islam. The chapter concludes by shedding some light on the strengths and shortcomings of psychology as practiced in Egypt.

Keywords: Egypt; pharaonic Egypt; Islam; psychology

Article.  14461 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology

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