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Asian Psychologies

  1. Roger Walsh

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0081

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Walsh, R. 2010. Asian Psychologies. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.

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  1. University of California College of Medicine, Irvine

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Until recently, most Western mental health professionals usually assumed that their own psychologies and therapies were the only ones worthy of serious consideration, but fortunately this ethnocentric attitude is changing rapidly. Here we will limit discussion to four Asian psychologies—the yogic and Buddhist psychologies of India, and the Taoist and neo-Confucian systems of China—which despite their differences, also display significant commonalities.