Latin American Voices

Ethnopsychology

Pieces from the Mexican Research Gallery

Authors: Diaz-Loving, Rolando

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  • Proposes a historic-bio-psycho-socio-cultural theoretical model to describe research findings of social, psychological, collective and individual phenomena
  • Describes scientific methods to evaluate the extent to which apparent universal phenomena are truly universal or idiosyncratic manifestations of specific cultures
  • Presents an original contribution from Latin America to the study of social and cultural psychology 
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This book presents an overview of Mexican ethnopsychology, an original theoretical and methodological approach that seeks to complement the mainstream psychological science – based on universal principles, processes and constructs – with scientific methods to study the idiosyncratic features and behaviors typical of specific cultural groups. It proposes a historic-bio-psycho-socio-cultural theoretical model to describe research findings of social, psychological, collective and individual phenomena.

Psychology is at a crossroads of years of research with stress on internal validity and little attention to contextual and cultural variables. It becomes fundamental to continue on the internal validity track but at the same time incorporate external validity issues. The growth of indigenous movements and data allows for a profound evaluation of the extents to which apparent universal phenomena are truly universal, and to what extent they are idiosyncratic manifestations of the cultures where the mainstream research is conducted.

Mexican ethnopsychologists have been following this path for decades, since the pioneer work of Rogelio Díaz-Guerrero, but until now little has been published in English about this innovative theoretical approach. Ethnopsychology – Pieces from the Mexican Research Gallery fills this gap by presenting the international community an overview of Mexican ethnopsychology and thus providing a useful tool to behavioral, social and health scientists interested in understanding how culture shapes both collective and individual behaviors.

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Rolando Díaz-Loving is full professor in the School of Psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he is also the director of the Unity of Psychosocial Research. One of the most prominent psychologists in Mexico, Dr. Díaz-Loving has a PhD in social psychology from the University of Texas in Austin, is a founding member of the Mexican Association of Social Psychology and is a past president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology.   



Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26603-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnopsychology
Book Subtitle
Pieces from the Mexican Research Gallery
Authors
Series Title
Latin American Voices
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26604-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26604-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26603-5
Series ISSN
2524-5805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 186
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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