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By: Rowan Bayne

In: Applied Psychology: Research, Training and Practice

Chapter 19: New Directions in Applied Psychology: A Roundtable

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New Directions in Applied Psychology: A Roundtable
New directions in applied psychology: A roundtable
Rowan Bayne

For the roundtable, I invited expert psychologists to write about five hundred words in answer to the question: ‘Which new direction(s) would you like to see in your branch of applied psychology?’ I negotiated longer pieces with several of the contributors. Replies to the question are organised in three sections:

  • Areas of applied psychology that have potential for careers and that are either not discussed or only touched on in earlier chapters.
  • Supplements to some of the areas discussed in earlier chapters.
  • General.

The roundtable and the book end on two contrasting notes, one bleak (but suggesting a way forward), the other upbeat. Colin Feltham argues that ‘psychology has not lived up to its ...

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