Fulfilling Psychology’s Promise: A Model of Undergraduate Psychology Education
Psychologists around the world have increasingly emphasized the role of culturally-relevant psychology education and training in the development of a relevant psychology for the Majority World. However, such opportunities are limited and there are no coherent models to guide appropriate curricular development. In this article, the various components of the undergraduate psychology model developed to address the needs of the Bahamian society and to foster the development of a Bahamian and Caribbean psychology are presented. The overall structure, core values and assumptions, tripartite model of national, regional and international psychology focus, psychology of human diversity course sequence and cultural specificity are emphasized. The article concludes with a brief discussion on the implications for psychology in the Majority World and global psychology.
Copyright (c) 2016 Ava D Thompson
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work [SPECIFY PERIOD OF TIME] after publication simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).