This article is adapted from "Korea National Tour" prepared by U. Kim, 2005, which appeared in Wedding, D., & Stevens, M. J. (Eds). (2009). Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (Edition 2009) [CD-ROM]. International Journal of Psychology, 44 (Suppl. 1).
In Korea the dominant focus is on psychological research in academic institutions. However there is a growing need for applications and psychological services.
Education / Regulation
Training in psychology in Korea is offered at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels in universities. Clinical intern programs are offered by hospitals and clinically oriented private institutions, including universities, hospitals, and private research clinics.
Korea's Mental Health Law is a special government regulation/requirement for training professional, applied psychologists. It applies only to those who want to work with severely mentally ill patients in a hospital setting.
Korean psychologists do have a formal code of ethics.
Korean Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Social Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Experimental & Cognitive Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 2/year
Korean Journal of Biological & Physiological Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Social Issues, 2/year
Korean Journal of Health Psychology, 2/year
Korean Journal of Women Psychology, 2/year