History and Present Status of professional psychology in Zambia, 1989
Peltzer, K. & Bless, C. (1989). History and Present Status of Professional Psychology in Zambia. Psychology & Developing Societies March 1989 1: 53-64
History and Present Status of Professional Psychology in Zambia
Karl Peltzer, Institute for African Studies, University of Zambia, Lusaka
Claire Bless, Department of Psychology, University of Zambia, Lusaka
The paper discusses the problems and prospects in the application of psychology in an African country, viz., Zambia. Lack of comprehensive policy of the government on manpower development, training and finance, and lack of coordination and fragmentation of research activities between the different departments, institutions and associations have been analysed. There is also the problem of lack of sensitivity to the cultural realities. Priority research areas of psychology in Zambia have been identified.