Psychology in Southeast Asia: An overview

Grant J. Rich, Jas Laile Suzana Jaafar, David Barron

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This overview chapter describes the context for psychology in Southeast Asia by offering helpful background on the region for those less familiar with Southeast Asia and its ten ASEAN nations. Carefully selected data on regional and national demographics will be presented and interpreted, such as estimates of populations, religious, ethnic, and language groups, economic issues, and relevant social indicators such as educational and occupational information. The status of psychology in the region will be outlined along with its place in the global context of psychology as an international discipline. A brief description of the book’s contents will integrate the material and regional approaches to guide the reader.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychology in Southeast Asia
Subtitle of host publicationSociocultural, Clinical, and Health Perspectives
ISBN (Electronic)9780367823566
ISBN (Print)9780367423278
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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