Charles Super on Global Science

A presentation by Charles Super is highlighted in a recent report by the U. S. National Academy of Sciences on International Perspectives in U.S. Psychological Science Journals. Prof Super “discussed why globalization of the profession and cultural considerations underlie the importance of international perspectives. He posed a question to the group, especially to journal editors and others who serve as gatekeepers: “Can we remain at the center of global psychology if we don’t let others in?” Super further pointed out that “most psychological constructs remain based on Euro-American folk theories, and ideas of development are rooted in Euro-American culture. How do we go from ethnoscience to global science?” Training students in the way things have always been done no longer suffices.” The full report can be found here.