Contributions of internationalization to psychology: toward a global and inclusive discipline

van de Vijver, Fons J. K. (2013) Contributions of internationalization to psychology: toward a global and inclusive discipline. American Psychologist, 68 8: 761-770. doi:10.1037/a0033762


Author van de Vijver, Fons J. K.
Title Contributions of internationalization to psychology: toward a global and inclusive discipline
Journal name American Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-066X
1935-990X
Publication date 2013-11-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/a0033762
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 68
Issue 8
Start page 761
End page 770
Total pages 10
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Abstract In this article I define and describe the current state of internationalization in psychology. Internationalization refers here to the approach in which existing or new psychological theories, methods, procedures, or data across cultures are synthesized so as to create a more culture-informed, inclusive, and globally applicable science and profession. This approach is essential to advance psychology beyond its Euro- American context of development and to achieve a more global applicability of its theories and professional procedures. Internationalization already has led to a better integration of cultural aspects in various psychological theories, to more insight into how to deal with methodological aspects of intact group comparisons (such as bias and equivalence), and to the development of guidelines in areas such as test development, test adaptations, ethics codes, and Internet testing. I review systemic and scientific climate factors in psychology that thwart the progress of internationalization, and conclude by suggesting methods of enhancing internationalization, which is essential for developing a truly universal psychology.
Keyword Internationalization
Cross-cultural
Emic
Etic
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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