Psychology Beyond Western Perspectives
April 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
2. A universal psychology.
3. The influence of Western psychology upon psychological practice.
4. Interactions between cultures.
5. The social construction of failure.
6. Race, culture and the family.
7. Race, self and culture.
8. Normal development - beyond the Western model.
9. Mixed race and mixed cultures.
10. Euro-centric assumptions, counselling and psychotherapy.
11. Integrating perspectives: meeting wider needs.
Dennis Howitt is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.
- The book discusses, explains and illustrates some of the potential of psychology beyond the strait-jacket that has been imposed upon it by its intellectual and empirical roots.
- It provides a positive model for psychological theory, research and practice, and offers a racially and culturally aware perspective.
Dr Gerry Finn, Reader in Department of Educational Studies, University of Strathclyde, UK <!--end-->
"A well-written and well-researched book that makes a powerful
and persuasive plea for psychology to break out of its self-imposed
confines and reach beyond Western perspectives so that it may serve
the needs of peopple of all cultures equally well." Dev Sharma,
Educational Psychology in Practice, Vol 18, 2002
"This book represents an important step forward in the field of (Western) psychology because it is one of the few books that attempts to carve out an archaeology of psychological knowledge that goes beyond Western perspectives... Owusu-Bempah and Howitt must be commended for producing a provocative text that is much needed within the field of psychology. They deserve praise for foregrounding issues of race, ethnicity and gender with a degree of bluntness and forthrightness that is often lacking in much psychological research." Sunil Bhatia, Connecticut College, Theory & Psychology, Vol. 13(2): 285-287