O zmieniającej się roli psychologii w zmieniającym się świecie Referat inauguracyjny na 30 Jubileuszowym Zjeździe PTP
Rocznik: 1999 Tom: 5 Numer: 3
During the last fifty years psychology in Poland has developed as a major theoretical and applied discipline. Especially, we may notice a large increase in number of professionals with MA degree in psychology (from several dozens in fifties to more than 10000 in nineteen’s), in demand for psychological services (as manifested in a number and variety of positions offered for psychologists), in social prestige of psychology, in the amount and quality of psychological research etc. There are good reasons to expect that in incoming decades the social demand for psychological services may increase. Such expectations are based on the analysis of the long-term developmental trends characteristic for our civilization. These trends (growing importance of the human factors in the work system, relative decline in the regulatory role of the traditional norms, increase of individualism, increase of appreciation the role of psychological factors in health protection) have common characteristic: they entail a growing importance of psychological knowledge and competence.