Title

Changing the lens: Indigenous perspectives on psychological literacy

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

An essential type of psychological literacy that is required in all psychology courses is an understanding of and ability to work with the many cultural groups that make up a given society. This understanding and competence should include principles of social justice and how social injustice develops and is maintained. Social justice is about developing societies that are based on principles of equality and that value the human rights and dignity of all peoples, irrespective of their cultural background. This is particularly pertinent for Indigenous peoples who continue to struggle for basic human rights.

Comments

Due to copyright restrictions the publisher's version/PDF of this book chapter is unavailable for download.

The Psychologically Literate Citizen Foundations and Global Perspectives may be accessed from the publisher here

The Psychologically Literate Citizen Foundations and Global Perspectives may be accessed from the National Library of Australia here

The Author:

Dr Dawn Darlaston-Jones