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These thematic sessions focus on psychological literacy, the capacity to intentionally apply psychological science to achieve personal, professional, and societal goals. Gasson and Roberts provide a critical review of the concept and measurement of psychological literacy, which is central to standards-based assessment of graduate outcomes, and thus the quality of psychology education. Cranney and colleagues report on the process and findings of a project attempting to integrate evidence-based self-management strategies (one aspect of psychological literacy) in units in psychology, business, biology, and chemistry undergraduate units in Australia. Sarwono reports on the influence of the partnership between Indonesian universities and industries in the development of two psycho-diagnostic instruments within clinical and industrial contexts. Rahman's paper will focus on psychological literacy within Bangladesh, with a particular emphasis on the recognition of the professional identity of applied psychologists. McCarthy's paper will focus on challenges and benefits of teaching psychological literacy in the USA.
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