Change Within a Profession. Change, Future, Prevention, and School Psychology

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Abstract

Many psychologists recognize that problems and solutions in their field need redefinition, but change has been slow or nonexistent. Indeed, little is known about how to transform the practice of a profession. This article's purpose is to stimulate discussion about what we want our fields to become and how to go about realizing our visions. A professional fantasy, using school psychology as an example, is presented to demonstrate that utopian descriptions can put ideas into currency and perhaps help to reorient a field. Means to reorient fields need identification, and the author calls for a study of social change within the practice of a profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1112-1121
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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