The contents dealt with textbooks of introductory psychology in Japan

[Speaker] Ito, Yoshie:1
1:Nihon University (Japan)

In Japan, there are so many textbooks of introductory psychology for university students these days. A number of publications indicate the needs of society to psychology, and that needs are becoming higher than before. This study was to analyze those textbooks published in these twenty years. It was showed that there are fields or topics picked up through many books, but others seldom selected. Furthermore, the gaps between society and academism were suggested, so that social need was especially to clinical psychology but that is only one of a psychological world. Thus, it is discussed what psychologists wants to teach their students.
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