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The Psychologically Literate CitizenFoundations and Global Perspectives$
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Jacquelyn Cranney and Dana Dunn

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794942

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.001.0001

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Psychological Literacy

Psychological Literacy

An Alumni Perspective

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The Psychologically Literate Citizen

Harold Takooshian

Giulia Landi

Oxford University Press

Will we see a world-wide increase in the number of psychologically literate citizens in coming years? The second half of the 20th century saw a meteoric rise in psychology education at all levels—first in the USA, then internationally. How is this likely to impact public knowledge and attitudes toward psychology? This data-based essay reviews the development of the field, its changing image, mixed views of the field, its meteoric growth inside and outside the USA, and the likely impact of this growth on future citizens’ “psychological literacy.”

Keywords:   alumni, anti-psychology, international psychology, liberal education, Psi Chi, psychological literacy, psychologically literate citizens

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