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Iceland, Psychology in

  1. Eirikur Orn Arnarson

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0429

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Orn Arnarson, E. 2010. Iceland, Psychology in. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Psychologists in Iceland have been trained in various countries. An undergraduate course in psychology was started at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, in 1971 and at the University of Akureyri in the north of Iceland in 2003. Icelandic psychologists had to go abroad for their post-graduate training in psychology until 1999, when a post-graduate professional training program in psychology at the masters level was begun at the University of Iceland. Initially most Icelandic psychologists completed their training in Denmark, but later they sought their training in other countries, including Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, England, Scotland, the United States, Canada, and Australia.


  • cross-cultural psychology;
  • Iceland;
  • international psychology;
  • psychology abroad