This article is adapted from "Tunisia National Tour", prepared by C. Ghorbel, 1993 that appeared in Wedding, D., & Stevens, M. J. (Eds.). (2009). Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (Edition 2009) [CD-ROM]. International Journal of Psychology, 44 (Suppl. 1).
Scientific psychology Is a rather new discipline in Tunisia. It is only since the early 1980s that it has been taught as an academic discipline. There are now good academic programs, but its teaching faces many material problems, such as lack of laboratory equipment, books, and meetings, as well as difficulties attending international meetings.
Major current research programs in Tunisia cover educational psychology (scholar and academic program evaluations, test standardizations, studies on academic failure, school adaptation); developmental psychology (theory and measurement of intelligence); social psychology (social representations, attribution theory, locus of control, social perception, work psychology, violence, war trauma in children, women development), and clinical psychology.
To obtain the status of psychologist, four years of a master's program and two years of a practical program are required. The Tunisian psychological profession has been regulated and held a protected legal status since 1962.