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Cultural-existential Psychology : The Role of Culture in Suffering and Threat (Hardcover) (Daniel

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"Cultural psychology and experimental existential psychology are two of the fastest-growing movements in social psychology. In this book, Daniel Sullivan combines both perspectives to present a groundbreaking analysis of culture's role in shaping the psychology of threat experience. The first part of the book presents a new theoretical framework guided by three central principles: that humans are in a unique existential situation because we possess symbolic consciousness and culture; that culture provides psychological protection against threatening experiences, but also helps to create them; and that interdisciplinary methods are vital to understanding the link between culture and threat. In the second part of the book, Sullivan presents a novel programof research guided by these principles. Focusing on a case study of a traditionalist group of Mennonites in the midwestern United States, Sullivan examines the relationship between religion, community, guilt, anxiety, and the experience of natural disaster"--
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Daniel Sullivan
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 51046010
UPC: 9781107096868
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9142

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