Ligia M. Sánchez and Miriam Dembo

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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The history of Venezuelan psychology is told from an academic perspective, since its beginnings in 1949 to the present, when approximately 10,000 psychologists are leaving their mark on multiple endeavors in the life of the country. The characteristics of undergraduate and graduate studies in psychology are described. A panoramic view is given of psychology as a discipline and a profession by an account of its fields of research and application. Among new developments stands the indigenous character of social psychology and the recent appearance of its numerous branches. Emphasis has been placed on the need for psychology to contribute to the solution of national problems without abandoning its development as a science and its preoccupation for the welfare of the individual.

Keywords: Venezuela; psychology; history; academic perspective; research and applications; professional practice; indigenous character; social psychology

Article.  17134 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology

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