Psychology and Cultures

Psych & Cultures IG logoWithin a multicultural and multilingual community such as Australia’s, and indeed in many communities around the world, psychology faces a major challenge to demonstrate its relevance, both in its theories and its field application of psychological methods. There is a responsibility to the community but also a major opportunity for Australian psychology in embracing the challenges posed by diversity, to emerge with more universal theories, methods and practices.

There is considerable work to be done in raising awareness in all the endeavours Australian psychology undertakes, including in education (and its export to other countries), in research and in the application of psychology’s methods within communities highly-textured by cultural diversity. The role of the Psychology and Cultures Interest Group is to support this enrichment.