The Indian “Psychologies” | Mitakshara Medhi

If we leave the internal issue aside, and look deeper, we would stumble upon the realization that whatever we read today is actually the psychology of America and Western Europe, and to a lesser extent Russia. Brock (2006), in his book Internationalizing the History of Psychology, underlined three factors that enabled a certain event to be considered significant enough to be included in the history of Psychology – (a) it must be useful to America, irrespective of how useful it is to the rest of the world, (b) if it is influential in America, it counts; even if it has no use to the rest of the world, (c) Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania do not exist.

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