- Subject index
Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 104: International Psychology
Several authorities have provided definitions of international psychology. For example, Holtzman (2000) states,
International psychology refers to scientific or professional activities (organizations, exchanges, and research enterprises) of a psychological nature involving groups of psychologists in two or more nations. Such activities are generally aimed at advancing psychological science or improving the practice of psychology through organizational efforts in one or more nations…. Occasionally, the term international psychology is also used to designate the social psychology of international relations. Studies of attitudes toward war and peace, national stereotypes, or international affairs are often undertaken to improve understanding of international relations. (p. 343)
Stevens and Wedding (2004) provide a different but complementary definition:
International psychology is a disciplinary and professional specialty that targets a variety of phenomena ...