© 2012

Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States

  • Frederick T.L. Leong
  • Wade E. Pickren
  • Mark M. Leach
  • Anthony J. Marsella
Conference proceedings

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Frederick T. L. Leong, Mark M. Leach, Anthony J. Marsella, Wade E. Pickren
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mark M. Leach, Janel Gauthier
    Pages 29-50
  4. Jill White, Melissa P. Schnurr
    Pages 51-73
  5. Naomi Lee, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Rom Harré
    Pages 75-93
  6. Nancy Felipe Russo, Angela Grace Pirlott, Adam B. Cohen
    Pages 157-178
  7. Frederick T. L. Leong, Mark M. Leach, Maria Malikiosi-Loizos
    Pages 201-223
  8. Frances E. Aboud
    Pages 263-283
  9. Daniel J. Christie, Noraini M. Noor
    Pages 285-305
  10. Wade E. Pickren, Anthony J. Marsella, Frederick T. L. Leong, Mark M. Leach
    Pages 307-321
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 323-340

About these proceedings


Not long ago, psychology held that its Western-based tenets were universal truths applicable throughout the world. From this early naïve assumption, the discipline has evolved to realize the need for cross-cultural competence in both practice and research. Today, commitment to professional ethics and scientific advancement is driving the adaptation of theories, models, and therapies to create a more inclusive psychology for the age of globalization.

Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States responds to this challenge by setting out clear guidelines for educating and training new generations of culturally attuned practitioners and scholars. Addressing graduate course needs in a wide range of specialties, contributors explore the impact of sociopolitical and other local forces on the individual, and how this in turn can be used in more culturally sensitive and authentic practice. The book includes an overview of the evolution of psychology from ethnocentric bias to international worldview, and makes content-rich recommendations for modifying course design and objectives in these core areas:

  • History of psychology
  • Professional and research ethics
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Personality
  • Gender psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Counseling psychology
  • School psychology
  • Testing and assessment.
  • Industrial/organizational psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Peace psychology

 Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States makes an up-to-date reference for cross-cultural psychologists and an invaluable sourcebook for professors teaching upper- and graduate-level psychology courses.


global consciousness international psychology minority issues

Editors and affiliations

  • Frederick T.L. Leong
    • 1
  • Wade E. Pickren
    • 2
  • Mark M. Leach
    • 3
  • Anthony J. Marsella
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Pace UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Dept of Educational & Counseling PsycholUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  4. 4.AlpharettaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States
  • Editors Frederick Leong
    Wade E. Pickren
    Mark M. Leach
    Anthony J. Marsella
  • Series Title International and Cultural Psychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Int., Cultural Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-0072-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2943-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-0073-8
  • Series ISSN 1574-0455
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cross Cultural Psychology
    Higher Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“The book Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States puts psychology into an accurate global perspective. It will appeal to psychologists who want to expand their views of traditional psychology to be more inclusive, contextual, and global. … It is an easy-to-use quick reference, as well as an in-depth examination. Most of the chapters are straightforward and easy to read, even while covering complex topics. The book can serve as an important guide for faculty who wish to update their courses.” (Gloria Grenwald, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 57 (32), August, 2012)