Australian psychology in a post-pandemic world: the future of education, regulation and technology

John Michael Innes, Ben William Morrison

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone light on issues within the discipline and profession of psychology. Governments have created opportunities for education and employment and foreseen an acceleration of evolving technologies. These affect the nature of psychological research and practice to produce several immanent crises. These include the nature of education in the discipline and practice of psychology, including the curriculum and modes of tuition. The government response to the pandemic to stimulate education exposes the underlying epistemology that guides the curriculum and the methods of delivery and reveals how funding fundamentally influences the outcomes of education to show the role of politics in the evaluation of education. Additionally, the emergence of new technology of artificial intelligence, facilitated by the economic and business crises, will influence the process of education, the utilisation of knowledge by the professional, and the employability of scientists and professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Volume42
No.6
Specialist publicationIn-Psych
PublisherAustralian Psychological Society
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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