Michael B. Salzman
Springer; 1st ed. 2018 edition (January 25; 2018)
This ebook; “A Psychology of Culture ” a thought-provoking treatise explores the essential functions that culture fulfills in human life in response to core physiological; psychological; and existential needs. It synthesizes diverse strands of empirical and theoretical knowledge to trace the development of culture as a source of morality; identity; self-esteem;and meaning as well as a driver of domination and upheaval. Extended examples from past and ongoing hostilities also spotlight the resilience of culture in the aftermath of disruption and trauma; and the possibility of reconciliation between conflicting cultures. The stimulating insights included here have far-reaching implications for education; intergroup relations; psychology; politics; and social policy.
Included in the coverage:
· Culture as shared meanings and interpretations.
· Culture as an ontological prescription of how to “be” and “how to live.”
· Cultural worldviews as immortality ideologies.
- · Culture and the need for a “world of meaning in which to act.”
- · Cultural trauma and indigenous people.
- · Constructing situations that optimize the potential for positive intercultural interaction.
- · Anxiety and the Human Condition.
- · Anxiety and Self Esteem.
- · Culture and Human Needs.
A Psychology of Culture (2018) takes an uncommon tour of the human condition of interest to clinicians; practitioners; students of culture; educators; and its role and effects in human life; and any students in medicine; nursing; anthropology; family studies; sociology; social work; counseling; and psychology. It is especially suitable as a graduate textbook.