The Psychology of Cultural Experience

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Carmella C. Moore, Holly F. Mathews, Naomi Quinn
Cambridge University Press, Sep 6, 2001 - Psychology - 247 pages
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The essays in this volume, first published in 2001, focus upon the relationship of individual experience to culture, and chart a research agenda for psychological anthropology in the twenty-first century. Drawing upon fieldwork in diverse cultural settings, the authors use a range of contemporary perspectives in the field, including person-centred ethnography, activity theory, attachment theory and cultural schema theory, to describe the ways in which people think, feel, remember, and solve problems. Fascinating insights emerge from these fine-grained accounts of personal experience. The research demonstrates that it is possible to identify cross-cultural universals in psychological development and mental states, and that individual psychology is not determined solely by unique cultural patterns.
 

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Contents

Beyond the binary opposition in psychological anthropology integrating contemporary psychoanalysis and cognitive science
21
Developments in personcentered ethnography
48
Activity theory and cultural psychology
68
Acquiring modifying and transmitting culture
81
The infants acquisition of culture early attachment reexamined in anthropological perspective
83
The remembered past in a culturally meaningful life remembering as cultural social and cognitive process
105
Continuity and change in cultural experience
149
The psychology of consensus in a Papua New Guinea Christian revival movement
151
God and self the shaping and sharing of experience in a cooperative religious community
173
A reinvigorated comparative perspective
197
Crosscultural studies in language and thought is there a metalanguage?
199
Comparative approaches to psychological anthropology
223
Name index
238
Subject index
240
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