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By: John Radford

In: Applied Psychology: Research, Training and Practice

Chapter 18: The Professional Academic

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The Professional Academic
The professional academic
John Radford
Summary

Many branches of Psychology are recognised as professional, but academics are in an anomalous position for various reasons, including a divided allegiance to a discipline and an institution. The criteria for what constitutes a profession are summarised. Academics only partially meet them. They are professional in the sense of being paid, and to a large extent in the way they approach their work and their students (considered to be clients). ...

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