- Subject index
The Handbook of International School Psychology provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the global provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents. Authors from 43 countries provide valuable information and insights regarding the following areas: the context of school psychology; the origin, history, and current status of school psychology; the infrastructure of school psychology; the preparation of school psychologists; the roles, functions, and responsibilities of school psychologists; current issues impacting school psychology; and key references.
Chapter 14: School Psychology in Greece
School Psychology in Greece
Context of School Psychology
Ancient Greek civilization reached its acme during the 5th century BC, giving birth to philosophy and poetry and offering foundations for science and modern Western civilization. Ancient Greek philosophers, especially Plato and Aristotle, were the first to mention psychological notions; the word psychology is of Greek origin, and the international symbol for psychological science is a letter of the Greek alphabet. During Hellenistic and Roman times, the Greek language was the main language used by philosophers and scholars. From the 4th to the mid 15th century CE Greece was part of the Byzantine Empire. After the fall of Byzantine Empire, Greece was conquered by the Ottomans and became a part of the Ottoman Empire for ...