History of Psychology in Islamic Republic of Iran
Mahdi Anbari1, Diana – Lea Baranovich2, Muhammad Azahar Zailaini3

1Mahdi Anbari, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya.
2Diana – Lea Baranovich, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya.
3Muhammad Azahar Zailaini, Department of Education Language and Literacy Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 25 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 December 2019 | PP: 786-790 | Volume-8 Issue-3S2 October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C12411083S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1241.1083S219
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Abstract: This survey carried out aims to achieve an overall view about history of psychology in iran. The main keyword to find resources and articles was “psychology in iran” but other related concepts in the field of mental health was used such as psychiatric, counseling and mental health disorder. Furthermore, some information was referenced as iranian, sources such as interview of government and academic officials, also reliable and official websites. The final objective in this study was to extract advantages and disadvantages concerning mental health sciences, specially psychology in iran. Despite many efforts in progress in psychology and other related mental health fields, iran is facing various issues centered around people in general, culture and religious issues in mental health services, parallelism among responsible organizations and a wide distance between university mental health programs and the needs of people. Considering iran’s current situation in terms of psychology and mental health services, the objectives, concepts, courses, contents, academic resources, teaching methods, professors’ knowledge, treatment procedures and approaches, mental health fields and methods, along with past research should be reviewed and elaborated upon in order for iran to meet the high global criteria for mental health.
Keywords: Psychology, Psychiatric, Counseling, Mental Health, History of Iran.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences