Indigenous psychologies: research and experience in cultural context

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Sage Publications, 1993 - Psychology - 296 pages
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Fourteen different cultures from five continents are represented in this volume, which asks Western psychologists to rethink the premises of their discipline and conceptualize a new universal psychology. With examples from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America, contributors emphasize that psychology has traditionally meant Western psychology. However, psychology practised in other parts of the world raises alternative views of human behaviour.

Contributors argue that indigenous psychology requires each culture to be understood within its own frame of reference and examined in terms of its own social and ecological context. They present aspects of their own indigenous psychology, demonstrating the diversity a

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Indigenization of Psychology in India and Its Relevance
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Mexican Ethnopsychology
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EcologicalSocial Model of Greek Psychology
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Chung-Ang University, South Korea.

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