Psychology -- Study and teaching (Internship) -- United States
This paper affirms a belief that the psychology profession can still be invested with a moral quality, or public interest, expressed by responsible education. Transformation from egocentric to sociocentric practices can be fostered by values, curriculum, students, and faculty. Suggestions for program development stem from acknowledgement of desiderata for professional education in the public interest that include the humanity of students, a sense of community, power. sharing by students and faculty, integration of knowledge and practice, training for advocacy roles, and continuity of training.
Dana, Richard H., "Responsible Education for Professional Psychology: Cultivation of Public Interest" (1987). Regional Research Institute for Human Services Publications. 36.