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eBook Cultural Psychology: A Perspective on Psychological Functioning and Social Reform ePub

by Carl Ratner

  • ISBN: 0805854789
  • Category: Psychology and Counseling
  • Subcategory: Fitness and Nutrition
  • Author: Carl Ratner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Psychology Press; 1 edition (November 19, 2005)
  • Pages: 286
  • ePub book: 1909 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1522 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 796

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Carl Ratner's new book deepens our understanding of psychology by emphasizing the role that cultural factors, such as social institutions, artifacts, and cultural concepts play in psychological functioning.

Carl Ratner's new book deepens our understanding of psychology by emphasizing the role that cultural factors, such as social institutions, artifacts, and cultural concepts play in psychological functioning. The author demonstrates the impact of culture on stimulating and structuring emotion, personality, perception, cognition, memory, sexuality, and mental illness.

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This book makes a unique contributio. y drawing out the important connections between culture, psychology, and powe. ppropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural psycholog. cholars in cultural psychology. anthropology, sociology, and even public policy would benefit from reading this book. College of the Holy Cross. a unified, coherent text on cultural psychology. University of Kansas.

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Carl Ratner's new book deepens our understanding of psychology by emphasizing the role that cultural factors .

Cultural Psychology : A Perspective on Psychological Functioning and Social Reform. Carl Ratner's new book deepens our understanding of psychology by emphasizing the role that cultural factors, such as social institutions, artifacts, and cultural concepts play in psychological functioning.

Ratner explains how this cultural perspective can be used to enhance psychological growth, illuminate directions for social reform, and how social reform can enhance psychological functioning, and vice versa. Cultural Psychology" critically examines several prominent psychological approaches including social constructionism, feminism, hermeneutics, psychobiology, evolutionary, cross-cultural, ecological, and mainstream psychology.

Carl Ratner is a North American cultural psychologist. For the last 45 years he has published over 200 scientific papers and seven books in the field of cultural historical psychology. Cultural psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and indigenous psychology.

Carl Ratner's new book deepens our understanding of psychology by emphasizing the role that cultural factors, such as social institutions, artifacts, and cultural concepts play in psychological functioning. The author demonstrates the impact of culture on stimulating and structuring emotion, personality, perception, cognition, memory, sexuality, and mental illness. Examples from interdisciplinary social science research illuminate a sophisticated dialectical relationship between cultural factors and psychological phenomena. Written in an engaging style, the book articulates a new theory, "macro cultural psychology", and a qualitative methodology for investigating the cultural origins, characteristics, and functions of psychological phenomena.Ratner explains how this cultural perspective can be used to enhance psychological growth,illuminate directions for social reform, andhow social reform can enhance psychological functioning, and vice versa.Cultural Psychology critically examines several prominent psychological approaches including social constructionism, feminism, hermeneutics, psychobiology, evolutionary, cross-cultural, ecological, and mainstream psychology. The book articulates a theory of macro culture that emphasizes the political dimension of culture and psychology. Intended for students, researchers, and practitioners in psychology, education, psychotherapy, history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and policy makers and practitioners in public health and social service who are interested in understanding cultural aspects of psychology. The book is an appropriate text for courses incross-cultural orcommunity psychology, social work, social theory,and critical thinking.

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Mavivasa Mavivasa
This book was the hardest book I have ever read. This book often repeated the same things over and over again. It was torture trying to read this book for one of my college classes.
Yanthyr Yanthyr
Oh I had great hopes for this book! I am an avid consumer of literature on cross-cultural & multicultural psychology, family therapy, and research. I was hoping that this book would suggest a framework that would be useful for practice. Unfortunately, it does not. This book basically rejects multicultural counseling in its current form, and then suggests a reconception. That's worthy of an article and useful. But not an entire book! This book is full of Vygotsky and other philosophers. I'm sure this book is the right book for someone, but not me, and not for any of the graduate courses in cultural psyc that I've taken and taught. Maybe it'd be right for an anthro or philosophy course.