≪Organizer Abstract≫
This symposium brings together four scholars and a discussant from diverse backgrounds and geographical regions (North America and Asia) to present original papers on developments in Critical Psychology from a local/national perspective. Stam will discuss the conditions of the profusion of positions in psychology and how a critical psychology can keep from being just one more "position" by using Canadian Psychology as a case study. Fu will compare changes from pre-1997 Hong Kong psychology (when Hong Kong was still a British colony) to post-1997 psychology, and suggest how political changes affect the dynamic between professional associations in psychology and public perceptions of psychology in Hong Kong. Igarashi will focus on the local context and present a Japanese perspective on critical psychology. Tsuge will discuss sexual identities in the LGBT community and psychology in Japan. These papers demonstrate the importance of local contexts in the making of critical psychologies.
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