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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Ward, T. ; Hickling, Frederick W
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Article Title
Psychology in the English-speaking Caribbean
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Journal Title
The Psychologist
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Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
17
Issue ID
8
Page(s)
442-444
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http:; www.bps.org.uk/publications/thepsychologist/search-the-psychologist-online.cfm?fuseaction=inc_psychologistdet&ID=733&Publication_ID=1
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Abstract
Sun-drenched beaches fringed by palm trees and turquoise waters, an abundance of rum, a laid-back atmosphere… as the largest of the English-speaking Caribbean islands, Jamaica shapes the view many Europeans have of the region. Few tourists venture far from the resort areas to discover the realities of Caribbean life for the ordinary people. If they did, they would discover a local population struggling to make a living, and areas beset with social problems including drugs and violence. Some 40 years after independence, these societies are still struggling with the legacy of European colonialism. It is within this context that psychology has recently become established, and there is much scope for the discipline to make an impact.....
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