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: Social Science

Page: 1071

View: 9875

Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.
Posted in Social Science

Changing Sociocultural Dynamics and Implications for National Security

Proceedings of a Workshop

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309473772

Category: Military intelligence

Page: 86

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Beginning in October 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a set of workshops designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security. The first workshop focused on changing sociocultural dynamics and implications for national security, and this publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from this workshop.
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Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry

Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Kamaldeep Bhui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467727

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9792

Cultural psychiatry is concerned with understanding the impact of social and cultural differences and similarities on mental illness and its treatments. A person's cultural characteristics can often lead to misunderstandings, influenced by language, non-verbal styles, codes of etiquette and assumptions. There may also be perceived misconceptions and differences in beliefs and values. In order to provide appropriate, sensitive and acceptable services for different cultural groups, all service providers need to take these factors into account. Written by leading clinicians and academics from around the world, and integrating both practical and theoretical knowledge, the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry provides a framework for the provision of mental healthcare in a multi-cultural/ multi-racial society and global economy. It will be essential reading for those providing mental healthcare, or who are involved in the organisation and management of services.
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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 5530

Posted in Anthropology

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

View: 5856

Posted in United States

Das Netz der Persönlichkeit

wie unser Selbst entsteht

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423342797


Page: 509

View: 4412

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Practicing Anthropology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 2402

Posted in Anthropology

Culture & cognition

implications for theory and method

Author: Norbert Ross

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761929062

Category: Psychology

Page: 203

View: 4867

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.
Posted in Psychology

Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology

A Short History

Author: Merwyn S. Garbarino

Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston


Category: Ethnologie - Histoire

Page: 114

View: 1001

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Author: University of Chicago

Publisher: N.A



Page: 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: 5648

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.
Posted in Psychology

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 1897

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.
Posted in Religion

Reflexive ethnographic science

Author: Robert Aunger

Publisher: Altamira Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 5496

Aunger proposes a solution to a fundamental debate in contemporary ethnography: the source of ethnographic authority. He advocates the method of reflexive analysis as a way of making ethnography a more scientific endeavor. Aunger challenges standards of ethnographic practice in data collection, analysis and presentation. This book is a valuable reference for researchers in anthropology and other social sciences who employ interviewing and participant observation methods, ethnographic method and theory.
Posted in Social Science

Handbook of Social Psychology

Special Fields and applications

Author: Gardner Lindzey,Elliot Aronson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780394350509

Category: Social psychology

Page: 816

View: 3726

Posted in Social psychology