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| Published: March 12, 2021

Is psychology purely a western philosophical concept?

Kripa Sigdel

Lecturer, Padmakanya Multiple Campus, Executive Director, Psychbigyaan Network Nepal- PNN Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sujan Shrestha

Lecturer, St. Xavier’s College, President, Psychbigyaan Network Nepal-PNN Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP: 18.01.064/20210901

DOI: DOI: 10.25215/0901.064

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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.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.064/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.064

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021