Quelques Observations Sur la Psychologie en Algerie: Une Perspective Transculturelle, 1988
Al-issa, I. & Bouchafa, H. (1988). 1988 - Quelques Observations Sur la Psychologie en Algerie: Une Perspective Transculturelle. International Journal of Psychology, Volume 23, Issue 1 - 6 1988 , pages 249 - 256.
In this article we would like to familiarize our Francophone colleagues with the Algerian sociocultural background as well as with some aspects of psychology in Algeria. This information should facilitate contacts between Francophone and Algerian psychologists in order to contribute to research in the area of cross-cultural psychology. The re are three institutes of psychology and educational sciences in Algeria. Most psychologists hold degrees from French universities. Psychologists are not organized into an independent association, but they belong to 'The Union of Algerian sociologists and Economists'. Their research projects are concerned with problems specific to Algerian culture as well as with probleins in general psychology. We believe that for cross-cultural research, the Algerian culture could provide different factors or greater extremes of factors than those found in the West. Factors related to certain behavior differ in Algeria from those found in the West. One important area of cross-cultural research is the adaptation and validation of tests of personality and intelligence.