Culture and the Individual

Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance

Author: William W Dressler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351672835

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book engages with the issue of how culture is incorporated into individuals' lives, a question that has long plagued the social sciences. Starting with a critical overview of the treatment of culture and the individual in anthropology, the author makes the case for adopting a cognitive theory of culture in researching the relationship. The concept of cultural consonance is introduced as a solution and placed in theoretical context. Cultural consonance is defined as the degree to which individuals incorporate into their own beliefs and behaviors the prototypes for belief and behavior encoded in shared cultural models. Dressler examines how this can be measured and what it can reveal, focusing in particular on the field of health. Written in an accessible style by an experienced anthropologist, Culture and the Individual pulls together more than twenty-five years of research and offers valuable insights for students as well as academics in related fields.
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Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477548

Category: Diseases

Page: 1071

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Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry

Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Kamaldeep Bhui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108664474

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9900

Cultural psychiatry deals with the impact of culture on causation, perpetuation and treatment of patients suffering with mental illness. The role of culture in mental illness is increasingly being recognised, and the misconceptions that can occur as a result of cultural differences can lead to misdiagnoses, under or over-diagnosis. This second edition of the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry has been completely updated with additional new chapters on globalisation and mental health, social media and tele-psychiatry. Written by world-leading experts in the field, this new edition provides a framework for the provision of mental health care in an increasingly globalised world. The first edition of the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry was commended in the BMA Book Awards in 2008 and was the recipient of the 2012 Creative Scholarship Award from the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture.
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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Ausgewählte Schriften

Cultural studies : ein politisches Theorieprojekt / hrsg. und übers. von Nora Räthzel

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886192601

Category: Critical theory

Page: 158

View: 4232

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Income, socioeconomic status, and health

exploring the relationships

Author: Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890681541

Category: United States

Page: 161

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Culture & cognition

implications for theory and method

Author: Norbert Ross

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761929062

Category: Psychology

Page: 203

View: 8246

Culture plays an important role in our everyday lives, yet the study of cultural processes and their impact on thinking and behavior is still in its infancy. Research in anthropology generally lacks the clarity and specificity of cognitive processes and is therefore usually ignored by most psychologists. On the other hand, most cognitive research in psychology either ignores culture as an important factor to be taken into account or treats culture as yet another independent variable. Recent trends indicate an increasing interest in "culture" as a topic of psychological inquiry. Culture and Cognition: Implications for Theory and Methods combines the study of culture with an understanding of relevant cognitive processes and the challenge of studying high-level cognition as embedded into culture. Author Norbert Ross engages both anthropology and psychology, with the belief that any successful research in culture and cognition must embrace insights from both fields.
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Author: University of Chicago

Publisher: N.A



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Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology Measurement

Author: Joan Lynne Duda

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology

ISBN: 9781885693112

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

View: 7259

This text provides a comprehensive review of measurement approaches within sport and exercise psychology. Over 50 of the world's leading experts in the field contribute to chapters addressing the historical theoretical and methodological foundations of existent measures.
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Handbook of Social Psychology

Special Fields and applications

Author: Gardner Lindzey,Elliot Aronson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780394350509

Category: Social psychology

Page: 816

View: 3442

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Excavations on Black Mesa, 1980

a descriptive report

Author: Lisa Anderson,Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Archaeological Investigations

Publisher: Center for Archaeological Investigations


Category: Social Science

Page: 359

View: 1362

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Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Küste Amerikas (Classic Reprint)

Author: Franz Boas

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364699867

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Excerpt from Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Küste Amerikas Fourth Report of the Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science on the North Western Tribes of Canada 1889. S. 1 - 10. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Das Netz der Persönlichkeit

wie unser Selbst entsteht

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423342797


Page: 509

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Encyclopedia of religion

Author: Lindsay Jones

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library


Category: Religion

Page: 13

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.
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Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
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The New international year book

Author: Frank Moore Colby,Allen Leon Churchill,Herbert Treadwell Wade,Frank H. Vizetelly

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Comp.



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General Systems

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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