Psychology in Latin America

Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives

  • Rubén Ardila

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rubén Ardila
    Pages 1-5
  3. Germán Gutiérrez, Jesús Landeira-Fernández
    Pages 7-26
  4. Hugo Klappenbach, Sebastián Vázquez-Ferrero, Miguel Gallegos
    Pages 27-51
  5. Héctor Fernández-Alvarez, Claudia Bregman
    Pages 53-75
  6. Silvia H. Koller, Normanda Araujo De Morais
    Pages 77-89
  7. Jairo Eduardo Borges-Andrade, Enrico Rentería Pérez, Juan Pablo Toro
    Pages 105-158
  8. Rolando Díaz-Loving, Cinthia Cruz del Castillo
    Pages 159-193
  9. Maritza Montero
    Pages 195-219
  10. Ángela Tapias
    Pages 221-239
  11. Reynaldo Alarcón
    Pages 241-251
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 253-260

About this book


This contributed volume is a real “who is who” in Latin American psychology. Edited by the most prominent psychology researcher alive in the region, the book presents a comprehensive panorama of psychology in Latin America as a science, as a profession and as a way of improving the quality of life of individuals and communities.

Despite its achievements, Latin American psychology is little known by the international psychological community. In order to fill this gap, Dr. Rubén Ardila has invited the most important researchers and practitioners in the region to present an overview of psychology as both a profession and a research field in Latin America in the following areas:

·        Scientific research

·        Professional issues

·        Clinical and health psychology

·        Developmental psychology

·        Educational and school psychology

·        Organizational and work psychology

·        Social psychology

·        Community psychology

·        Legal and forensic psychology

Psychology in Latin America – Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives seeks to place Latin American psychology on the map of international psychology, and by doing so it aims to foster cooperation between researchers, practitioners and students from the region with its peers from all over the world.  


Latin American psychology Social psychology in Latin America Community psychology in Latin America Liberation psychology Cultural psychology in Latin America Clinical psychology in Latina America Developmental psychology in Latin America School psychology in Latin America Health psychology in Latin America Work and organizational psychology in Latin America Legal and forensic psychology in Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • Rubén Ardila
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNational University of ColombiaBogotaColombia

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