Special issue - Bringing psychology to all societies

Guest Editors Manfusa Shams and Paul Jackson introduce the special issue.
Since the first laboratory experiments by Wilhelm Wundt in 1898, psychology has developed rapidly. No longer reliant on the white-coated Prof studying rats or, at best, students in a lab, psychology now theorises human behaviour across cultures. The world is seen as a global village, and we expect research in one country to teach us about human behaviour in general. And, increasingly, the infrastructure is there to put the knowledge to work: national professional bodies, such as the British Psychological Society through its International Committee, have worked hard to make psychology a truly international discipline. Working across national boundaries, the International Association for Applied Psychology has divisions in almost all corners of the world.

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