| Published: March 12, 2021
Is psychology purely a western philosophical concept?
DIP: DIP: 18.01.064/20210901
DOI: DOI: 10.25215/0901.064
There is a widespread belief and allegation that Psychology is a Western product. This paper examines this allegation looking at its philosophical origin, scientific advancement and contemporary development. The Western perspective on Psychology is contrasted against Eastern perspective. The paper reviewed several literatures on the history and advancement of Psychology. It also reviewed the literatures on indigenous and multicultural psychology. The paper concluded that until 20th century Psychology was exclusively Western product. The recent emphasis on the role of culture in human psychology has given the space for Eastern perspective. We can be hopeful that Psychology will be more inclusive, diverse and global in future.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2021, Sigdel K. & Shrestha S.
Received: January 27, 2021; Revision Received: February 23, 2021; Accepted: March 12, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021