Wade Pickren

Wade Pickren
Psychologies Otherwise

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Developing a Regenerative Psychology Indigenous knowledges and their role in decolonizing psychology Working on a psychology appropriate for our current and ongoing climate crisis

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In this chapter, we examine how the decolonial turn can help us interrogate and re-imagine psychology's history. Critical historians and decolonial scholars have shown how both individual psychologists and the psy-disciplines writ large have enforced Euro-American political, cultural, and intellectual domination and continue to reproduce the coloni...
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The number and variety of Indigenous psychologies has grown immensely in the 75 years since the end of World War II. To date, there has been a dearth of histories of these psychologies, though brief descriptive historical introductions in articles are common. The approach of this chapter is to provide a critical rationale for understanding the chal...
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This chapter contributes to emerging transition discourses that have their origins in both the Global South and Global North and seek to address environmental, racial, and social justice crises. How can humans and other than human beings have lives and futures based on living in deep recognition of our mutual interdependence and the co-constitution...
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We introduce the special issue "Our Present Crises: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Social Inequality" by highlighting how histories of the social and behavioral sciences can contribute to a multifaceted understanding of the links among the climate crisis, massive biodiversity loss, and social and economic inequities of nearly every kind. We...
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This chapter contributes to a body of emerging transition discourses with their origins in both the Global South and Global North. The transitions imagined and proposed concern how human and other than human beings can have lives and futures based on living in deep recognition of our mutual interdependence and the co-constitution of all on the Eart...
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In a relatively brief period of time, the discipline of psychology in the United States changed from being mostly concerned with its status as a legitimate science, qua physics or biology, to a rapidly growing field caught up in the tensions between academic science and the practice of psychology as a mental health profession. The numerical growth...
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There are as many approaches to academic editing as there are editors. I suspect that for those of us who make editing a large part of our professional lives, it is also a constantly evolving process of learning, adapting, and, sometimes, improvising. I have served as an editor of books and journals for the last 18 years, including a term as editor...
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The intertwining crises of climate change, massive biodiversity loss, and rising social inequality represent an existential threat to social, political, and biological systems everywhere. We need more than a Green New Deal, as what has been proposed is still rooted in a neoliberal focus on the responsibilized self and narrow forms of environmental...
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The emergence and growth of the psy-disciplines, accompanied by the psychologization of everyday life, has raised questions about the role of psychology in relation to power. Who does psychology serve? And what are its effects on the person? The author holds that psy-disciplines have largely been managerial in their effects, especially empowering t...
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In earlier work, I addressed questions regarding how psychology or psychological constructs get taken up in different cultural settings. I used the term indigenous psychologies and the term indigenization to describe the process of cultural uptake. My approach fit within a larger project examining transnational/ transcultural transfer of knowledge...
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The authors provide a reply to Harvey's (2019) comment on the authors' article regarding the American Psychological Association's efforts to promote diversity and social justice (Leong et al., 2017). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).
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This is an introduction to the special issue on the impact of neoliberalism on the sociality, politics, and governmentality of contemporary psychological life. The articles suggest that Euro-American psychology writ large has not been a force for human freedom. Still, the articles are additional evidence of the historical and current lines of resis...
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The Enduring Appeal of Psychosocial Explanations of Physical Illness Abstract: The idea that mind plays a significant role in bodily health has a long history, with a popular appeal grounded in the need for personal control. A century of research into the connections between mind and body has its roots in both psychoanalysis and physiology. While...
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This article reviews the American Psychological Association’s (APA) efforts in promoting human rights and social justice. Beginning with a historical review of the conceptualizations of human rights and social justice, the social challenges that have faced the United States over time are discussed in relation to the APA’s evolving mission and strat...
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The social context for the initial work on resilience in the USA was the immense upheaval of the 1960s, especially Civil Rights and the perceived blight of many large American cities. Scientists wanted to know if the impact of racism, poverty, urban blight, and other risk factors for children could be ameliorated and sought to draw clues from the s...
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In this chapter, the historical and theoretical foundations of the construct of resilience in North American social sciences are examined. Although the contemporary use of the term did not emerge until the 1960s, there is a longer tradition of theorizing on topics that are conceptually related to resilience. In the 1980s, research that shaped our c...
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In England, as in Germany, there was a long tradition of theorizing about the peoples of the world and the place of those peoples relative to the English. Common were questions about civilization, especially the civilizing influence on “savages” or “primitive” peoples, and questions about human progress. By the end of the nineteenth century, a smal...
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Franz Boas was born in Germany in 1858 and died in New York in 1942. He was a broadly trained scientist with a doctorate in physics and post-doctoral experience in geography.
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Otto Klineberg was one of the most respected and admired figures in the history of American psychology. Klineberg was born in 1899 in Quebec City to parents who had been brought to Canada as children. In a family that emphasized education, Otto attended Montreal public schools and then McGill University, the premier English-language university in t...
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At its inception as a specialty within psychology in the first decades of the 20th century, the history of psychology was usually conceived as an extension of the history of philosophy, with perhaps some special attention given to the development of modern science. Within the last thirty years, the history of psychology has come of age and has beco...
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Among the scientific societies that proliferated across Europe and North America in the latter half of the 19th century were psychological societies and organizations. At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, there are well over 1,000 psychological associations, societies, or organizations. In this chapter, we provide a descriptive histo...
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In response to the impact of globalization, Psychology has embarked upon a journey to internationalize the field. Beginning with a review of the impetus for such an internationalization movement, this chapter provides an historical review of the confluence of factors that have led to the current attempts to internationalize the psychology curriculu...
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In the summer of 2010 in Indonesia, the very first International Conference on Indigenous and Cultural Psychologies was held. The conference reflected the growth of psychology in many parts of the world, but it also reflected the perceived inadequacies of Western psychology for countries and cultures predicated upon different metaphysical assumptio...
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A long tradition of thought and practice has asserted important connections between psychological states and physical health. The possible mechanisms or paths of influence may have changed over time and varied across locations, but humans have long believed that how they think and what they feel may be intimately linked to whether they are healthy...
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What happens when knowledge and practices cross borders and boundaries? How do different communities of scientists translate, sometimes literally, the work and methods of their colleagues in other national or cultural settings? To what degree does this represent a hybridization of methods and theories? 1 Over the last ten years, work in the history...
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Not long ago, psychology held that its Western-based tenets were universal truths applicable throughout the world. From this early naïve assumption, the discipline has evolved to realize the need for cross-cultural competence in both practice and research. Today, commitment to professional ethics and scientific advancement is driving the adaptation...
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In American Samoa, a person may be said to be suffering from ma’ipopole or worry sickness if he/she becomes involved in a conflict that seems intractable to solution or, conversely, becomes very happy about an impending event. This worry sickness, which can take many forms, reflects the deep social interrelatedness of Samoan culture (Clement 1982).
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As evidenced by the eclecticism of this collection of essays, the history of psychology is ripe with possibilities for additional research into the interplay of politics and public policy on the development of the discipline and its practice. After all, as this collection makes clear, a more complete rendering of the history of psychology must make...
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Housing in postwar America became a critical focal point for issues of race and social equality. Housing and race relations became a real-world laboratory for psychologists and other social scientists, including several of the leaders of Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, to examine developing theories of intergroup relations, es...
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Curricula in the history of psychology course have often been marked by a narrow emphasis on psychology as it developed in German and American contexts. In this chapter, the net is cast more widely to examine the history of psychology in multiple sites around the world. Examples are given of resources that are available to help broaden the course a...
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Two astute and creative editors have guided History of Psychology through its first 12 volumes. Michael Sokal, Founding Editor, and James Capshew have done marvelous work in making the journal must reading for scholars in the history of the human sciences. I feel honored to serve as the third editor of the journal and will continue the excellent ed...
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In July 1892, G. Stanley Hall (1844–1924) met with a small group of men to discuss the possibility of organizing a psychological association. Hall and the group elected 31 individuals, including themselves, to membership, naming Hall as the first president. In organizing a disciplinary society, psychologists were following the lead of new scholarly...
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Reviews the book, Crazy like us: The globalization of the American psyche by Ethan Watters (see record 2010-00036-000 ). A growing body of evidence from around the world indicates that we cannot assume that human beings experience mental and emotional distress in the same ways or that treatment of such distress is easily exportable from one culture...
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The history of race and ethnicity in North America is long and complex. It has been fraught with racism and various forms of oppression--intellectual, social, and physical--and defies easy analysis. This article examines the history of race and ethnicity in the United States, and how it played out in the field of psychology. Although other articles...
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This article argues for the development of a historical perspective to help understand the process of indigenization in psychology. The indigenization of psychology in both the United States and India is shown to be part of larger social, economic, and political processes. A center and periphery model of knowledge production and praxes is deployed...
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The rapid growth of post-World War II psychology in the United States led to intradisciplinary tensions and opportunities. In this article, I examine these tensions and opportunities in the context of social change from the 1950s through the present, attending specifically to the broad impact of federal funding on psychology. I argue that as psycho...
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Psychologists in the Veterans Administration (VA), now the Department of Veterans Affairs, have contributed 60 years of public service to the treatment of our nation's veterans, enhanced by their involvement in clinical research supporting that care. From the development of new mental health care programs following World War II to their role in tod...
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This article describes the procedures for handling obituaries for the American Psychologist. The section editor is assisted by an Obituary Advisory Group which consists of 20-25 psychologists who represent most of the major areas of psychology, including academic science, teaching, and professional practice. When writing obituaries instructions are...
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Introduces the current issue of the American Psychologist, which examines the ramifications of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and its sequelae over the last 50 years, with a special focus on the mixed role of psychological research and practice. Despite the great strides toward a more just society since May 17, 1954, inequities remain in...
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By 1980, the previously held dichotomy of Black and White racial identity in America had yielded to a mosaic of red, yellow, brown, black, and white. During the 1960s and 1970s, identity, and thus psychological knowledge, were articulated and differentiated in terms of gender, sexual orientation, and class in unprecedented ways. In this article, th...
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Apart from economics, the human sciences have not generally been rewarded with high honors from the world community. Psychology has been awarded the distinction of a Nobel Prize only when it has served a role in explicating human behavior in relation to economics. Yet psychological science has played no small part in the work of a number of Nobel P...
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Obituary of Dael Wolfle (1906-2002). In the early part of his career, he contributed to mainstream experimental psychology in the learning tradition of his time. Wolfle then spent the middle years of his career as a science administrator, both in psychology and in the larger scientific community. At the end of his career, he returned to academia, w...
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Obituary for James Grier Miller (1916-2002). A psychologist, psychiatrist, and educator, his work had a profound impact in several disciplines. He left a legacy of multidisciplinary achievements, including involvement with the clinical psychology section of the Veterans Administration, coining the term 'behavioral science' to describe an integrativ...
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The American Psychological Association faced many challenges beginning around 1965, including the challenge to make psychology more inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups. The larger context of social unrest and public and political focus on social problems framed these challenges. This article describes the events that led to the estab...
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The American Psychological Association faced many challenges beginning around 1965, including the challenge to make psychology more inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups. The larger context of social unrest and public and political focus on social problems framed these challenges. This article describes the events that led to the estab...
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The advocates of the new psychology that emerged at the end of the 19th century were faced with a need to gain support from a public that was searching for a new basis for social and political order, yet was chary of any science identified with godless materialism. The first generation of American psychologists was faced with the dilemma of definin...
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The advocates of the new psychology that emerged at the end of the 19th century were faced with a need to gain support from a public that was searching for a new basis for social and political order, yet was chary of any science identified with godless materialism. The first generation of American psychologists was faced with the dilemma of definin...
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The advocates of the new psychology that emerged at the end of the nineteenth century were faced with a need to gain support from a public searching for a new basis for social and political order, yet chary of any science identified with godless materialism. The first generation of American psychologists were faced with the dilemma of defining thei...
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Describes the role of psychologists in founding the National Research Council (NRC) Committee for Research in Problems of Sex (CRPS). The research of R. M. Yerkes and C. P. Stone is discussed as exemplary of psychological research in the 1st decade of CRPS-supported investigations. Yerkes served the program as a science administrator and through th...
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A recent study observed a behavioral dichotomy of pain responsivity using a tonic pain model, suggesting that this paradigm might be useful for studying individual differences accompanying this dichotomous pattern. The present study was conducted to replicate this dichotomy and examine group differences on measures of cognitive coping, affect, and...
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discuss important teachers of psychology, with a special focus on individuals who are deceased / teachers are presented in the context of their ideas as well as their particular teaching style and interests (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Generalized juvenile gastrointestinal polyposis was recognized in 3 members of a kindred. This hereditary syndrome is characterized by the development of numerous juvenile polyps of the stomach, small intestine, colon, or rectum in various combinations. Juvenile type polyps may be present at birth or become manifest later as a developmental abnorma...
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This book examines the government's role in caring for veterans and shows how it shaped the science and profession of psychology. The VA led the country in establishing credentials for the practice of psychology. Large-scale employment of clinical and counseling psychologists in the VA led to the emergence of psychologists as health care practition...
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Typescript. Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 1990. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-75).

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