Psychology, Interamerican
El desarrollo de la Psicología en Cuba en la obra del Dr. Alfonso Bernal del Riesgo

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Isabel, & Guillermo. (2014). El desarrollo de la Psicología en Cuba en la obra del Dr. Alfonso Bernal del Riesgo. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 47(2).



Los hitos relevantes al desarrollo de la Psicología en Cuba se vinculan a la obra del psicólogo cubano Dr. Alfonso Bernal del Riesgo.  Método. Construcción de una cronología basada en la investigación histórica, la revisión documental y las entrevistas. Resultados.  Se establecieron tres períodos: 1) Bases teóricas de la Psicología y la Cívica, donde aborda el concepto de cubanosofìa, la comprensión psicológica y socio cultural de la identidad cubana; 2) el desarrollo de la Psicología como asignatura en la Universidad de la Habana, como carrera universitaria independiente de la filosofía; 3) La psicología como ciencia vinculada a diferentes ámbitos de actuación profesional.  El estudio de la obra de Bernal del Riesgo permite comprender procesos en el desarrollo histórico de la Psicología en Cuba.


The relevant milestones on the development of psychology in Cuba are linked to the work of Cuban psychologist Dr. Alfonso Bernal del Riesgo.  Method.  The method consisted in the construction of a time line, review of historical documents, and conducting interviews.  Results.  Three periods were identified: 1) The theoretical basis of Psychology and Civics, approached from the notion of cubanosofìa, that is the psychological sociocultural understanding of Cuban identity; 2) the development of psychology as a major at the University of Havana and independent of philosophy; 3) Psychology as a science linked to different areas of professional activities.  The study of the life and work of Bernal del Riesgo allows for an understanding of processes in the historical development of psychology in Cuba.

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