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Psychological literacy is a term first introduced by Alan Boneau in 1990  and reflects the benefits of taking a psychology degree. Through taking the courses students aquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that they can apply in their own lives.
Cranney and Dunn (2011) defined psychological literacy as the adaptive capacity to apply psychological science to achieve personal and societal needs.
- ↑ Boneau, C.A. (1990).Psychological literacy:A first approximation. American Psychologist, 45, 891-900
- ↑ Cranney, J., & Dunn, D. (Eds.) (2011). The psychologically literate citizen: foundations and global perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN13 978019979494
- Cranney, J., Morris, S., Krochmalik, A., Botwood, L. (in press). Assessing psychological literacy. In D. S. Dunn, S.C. Baker, C.M. Mehrotra, R.E. Landrum, & M. A. McCarthy, (Eds.). Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives. Cengage.
- McGovern, T. V., Corey, L. A., Cranney, J., Dixon, Jr., W. E., Holmes, J. D., Kuebli, J. E., Ritchey, K., Smith, R. A., & Walker, S. (2010). Psychologically literate citizens. In D. Halpern (Ed.). Undergraduate education in psychology: Blueprint for the discipline’s future (pp. 9-27). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.