Indigenous psychologies: research and experience in cultural context
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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First, the indigenous psychologies approach emphasizes understanding rooted
in the ecological context (Berry, Chapter 16; Georgas, Chapter 4), philosophical
context (Boski, Chapter 5; de Silva, Chapter 14), cultural context (Choi, Kim, ...
These symbols are natural means of self-expression and are dependable
reflections of the mind and outlook of the creator. Vico suggested using fantasia (
translated as "reconstructive imagination"; Berlin, 1976) as a tool for
understanding the ...
Although intuitive knowledge has limited applicability in the physical sciences, it
can be useful in understanding human behavior: "The ordinary person has a
great and profound understanding of himself and of other people which, though ...
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