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The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Jacquelyn Cranney and Dana Dunn


This book covers two timely and interconnected concepts in psychology pedagogy: psychological literacy and the psychologically literate citizen. Psychological literacy encapsulates the common graduate attributes or capabilities that students should acquire while undertaking a major in psychology, as exemplified by guidelines and lists of student learning outcomes delineated by many national psychology organizations. Although psychology educators internationally have been working toward assisting students to acquire these attributes for at least the past fifty years, only recently have educator ... More

Keywords: psychology, education, psychological literacy, psychologically literate citizen, pedagogy, curriculum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794942
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacquelyn Cranney, editor
University of New South Wales
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Dana Dunn, editor
Moravian College

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Part One: Introduction

Part Two: Curriculum Perspectives

2 Curriculum Matters

Dana S. Dunn, Robin L. Cautin, and Regan A. R. Gurung

4 Enhancing Ethical Literacy of Psychologically Literate Citizens

Graham R. Davidson and Shirley A. Morrissey

6 Changing the Lens

Pat Dudgeon, Dawn Darlaston-Jones, and Yvonne Clark

7 Introductory Psychology and Psychological Literacy

Lorelle J. Burton and Kathie J. McDonald

10 Departmental Program Approaches for Educating Psychologically Literate Citizens

Jane S. Halonen, Dana S. Dunn, Suzanne Baker, and Maureen A. McCarthy

11 Psychological Literacy and Applied Psychology in Undergraduate Education

Jacquelyn Cranney, Sue Morris, Frances H. Martin, Steve Provost, Lucy Zinkiewicz, John Reece, Josephine Milne-Home, Lorelle J. Burton, Fiona A. White, Judi Homewood, Joanne k. Earl, and Sherri McCarthy

Part Three: Global Perspectives

12 Psychological Literacy

Remo Job, Lorella Lotto, and Claudio Tonzar

16 Sustainability and the Psychologically Literate Citizen

Niki Harré, Taciano L. Milfont, William Helton, and Andrea Mead

17 Fostering Psychologically Literate Citizens

Steve Charlton and Jocelyn Lymburner

Part Four: Integrative Perspectives

18 Adaptive Cognition and Psychological Literacy

Jacquelyn Cranney and Sue Morris

19 Psychological Literacy

Bryan W. Sokol and Janet E. Kuebli

22 Psychological Literacy

Harold Takooshian and Giulia Landi

23 What the World Needs Now Is Psychological Literacy

Jacquelyn Cranney and Dana S. Dunn

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