chapter  6
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Psychology education and training: a perspective from the United States of America

ByOSCAR BARBARIN

Introduction What is psychology as a science and as a professional practice? Who determines who can appropriately be called a psychologist? What constitutes adequate training for psychological research and practice? Do shifts in psychological science and practice require the adaptation of current approaches to psychology education and training? These questions go to the heart of the identity and scope of psychology today.