International and Cultural Psychology

A Psychology of Culture

Authors: Salzman, Michael B.

  • Looks at culture and its function through the lens of a unique and empirically supported theory that emerged from social psychology
    Identifies core human needs and cultural responses to satisfying those needs
    Provides a micro, meso, and macro perspective

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This thought-provoking treatise explores the essential functions that culture fulfills in human life in response to core psychological, physiological, and existential needs. It synthesizes diverse strands of empirical and theoretical knowledge to trace the development of culture as a source of morality, self-esteem, identity, 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 psychology, education, intergroup relations, 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 takes an uncommon tour of the human condition of interest to clinicians, educators, and practitioners, students of culture and its role and effects in human life, and students in nursing, medicine, anthropology, social work, family studies, sociology, counseling, and psychology. It is especially suitable as a graduate text.                                                                                                       

About the authors

Michael B. Salzman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology. He has published in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, intercultural training and counseling. A licensed psychologist, he has worked with cultural diverse populations as a teacher in “inner city” Brooklyn, counseling in the Navajo Nation, and serving as a clinician in a CMHC in South Tucson, AZ. He has worked with Alaska Natives coordinating a model rural mental health program and most recently with the Native Hawaiian Leadership Project and the Native Hawaiian Education Association. Dr. Salzman is interested in psychological functions of culture, consequences of traumatic cultural disruption, intercultural conflict, indigenous psychologies, movements of cultural recovery, and processes of psychological decolonization.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Definitions and Perspectives

    Salzman, Michael B.

    Pages 1-18

  • The Human Condition

    Salzman, Michael B.

    Pages 19-29

  • Culture and Human Needs

    Salzman, Michael B.

    Pages 31-42

  • Culture and Self-Esteem

    Salzman, Michael B.

    Pages 43-54

  • A Psycho-Existential View of Culture

    Salzman, Michael B.

    Pages 55-65

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69418-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Psychology of Culture
Authors
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69420-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69420-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69418-4
Series ISSN
1574-0455
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 128
Topics