To what extent do psychologists become 'servants of the state'
- and to what extent are they liberators ?
-Liberate person from deterministic view
- feminist/ anti-colonial psychology
-active goal of colonizers: destroy old culture, create a new culture in that best serves the
-in post wwII era, with the decolonization movement led to societies regaining their culture
"Third world" was coined by french social scientists
'third way'(alternative) to capitalism and communism
USA : sets up IMF,WORLD BANK ETC
- "to help under-developed countries to achieve development"
- binding /winning allegiance to the donor country
Modernization Theory: Traditional societies and modern societies are on opposite ends of a
developmental trajectory, where modern societies are more fully developed (socially, politically,
-SO aid programs are "designed" to 'turn developing countries into modern worlds'
reaction against cold war polarization ( like the non-aligned movement )
Non alligned movment:
-emphasis on education(scientific education) as a root to modernity
- their older education systems were either non-existent or made by the colonizers
- solution: many people would go out and learn internationally to bring back knowledge to
the home country
- so theme: bringing back ideas from other places, establishing of sciences such as
psy\ychology in these local post-colonial countries
- even if they had psychology: it was a colonial psychology, so they would end up
changing their psychology
- realization: none of the importations work on their own, seems there is need to
combine ideas,methods etc
- i.e. theories, methods may not apply in indian context
- i.e. Freud and boso conversation about indian psychology Sinha:
Indigenous psychology ELISA
You are the chair of psychology dept. in this 'country x' Des