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Colombia, Psychology in

  1. Julio Eduardo Cruz,
  2. Sonia Carrillo

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0202

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Cruz, J. E. and Carrillo, S. 2010. Colombia, Psychology in. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


This article presents a brief synthesis of the antecedents and current state of psychology in Colombia. First, historical information about early authors, events, and practices in the development of the discipline is presented. Then, information on the state of psychology as a discipline and as a profession is organized around indicators of development suggested by the International Union of Psychological Science: development of training programs, scientific research, professional associations, and legal recognition of the profession.