Symptoms of Culture

Author: Marjorie B. Garber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415918602
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
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The symptoms of culture are the anxieties that underlie modern life: the instability of gender roles, the mysteries of female sexuality, the enigma of authority, the desire for greatness in ourselves and our heroes. From concern over fake orgasms to our worries about Great Books reading lists, from wanting God on our side at sports contests to wanting Shakespeare on our side whenever we want to sound important, we are a walking case of symptoms. Whatever the modern illness may be, the doctor locates the symptoms in a box of Jello or in Charlotte's marvelous web, on the football field or in the bedroom, in our great Mr. Shakespeare, in our classroom or the courtroom, or in a sneeze.

Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry

Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Kamaldeep Bhui
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108683169
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Cultural psychiatry deals with the impact of culture on causation, perpetuation and treatment of patients suffering with mental illness. The role of culture in mental illness is increasingly being recognised, and the misconceptions that can occur as a result of cultural differences can lead to misdiagnoses, under or over-diagnosis. This second edition of the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry has been completely updated with additional new chapters on globalisation and mental health, social media and tele-psychiatry. Written by world-leading experts in the field, this new edition provides a framework for the provision of mental health care in an increasingly globalised world. The first edition of the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry was commended in the BMA Book Awards in 2008 and was the recipient of the 2012 Creative Scholarship Award from the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture.

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Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health
Author: Anne-Katrin Eckermann,Toni Dowd,Ena Chong,Lynette Nixon,Roy Gray
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 0729539369
Category: Medical
Page: 239
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The troubled state of Aboriginal health in Australia is a seemingly perennial problem, despite ongoing research, policies and interventions. The second edition of this book examines the processes and practices behind this situation, and provides practical strategies to assist in addressing this complex subject.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366225
Category: Psychology
Page: 1136
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

International Tourism

Cultures and Behavior
Author: Yvette Reisinger
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0750678976
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 429
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of cross-cultural issues and behavior in tourism, and illustrates how international cultural differences influence travel decision-making --publisher's description.


Author: Gerd Sebald,Michael Popp,Jan Weyand
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825897321
Category: Cultural relativism
Page: 221
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A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Help-Seeking for Symptoms of Depression in Japanese Primary School Teachers

Ethnicity, Self-Construal, and Subjective Pe
Author: Elijah W. Bullard
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599425882
Category: Medical
Page: 170
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This cross-cultural study investigates help-seeking for depression among Japanese primary school teachers. Help-seeking for depressive symptoms is examined quantitatively by administering the Help-Seeking Scale for Depression among participants. In addition, this study qualitatively examines the help-seeking pathways of participants according to Kleinman's explanatory model of help-seeking. The objective of the study was to determine possible motivators for Japanese and other Asian people to seek professional help for symptoms of mental illness. The participants consisted of 71 Japanese school teachers from four primary schools located in the Kansai region of Japan. Participants' conceptualizations of depression were assessed using the Help-Seeking Scale for Depression (HSSD) after reading a vignette describing depressive symptoms. Participants' perceived severity of depressive symptoms (hypothesis 1) and prior therapy/counseling experience (hypothesis 2) significantly predicted professional help-seeking. The prevalence of depression was significantly higher in female participants (hypothesis 3); results indicating prevalence were non-significant for males. Hypotheses 1 and 2 were supported at p

Die Natur der Kulturen

Entwurf einer kulturgenetischen Theorie
Author: Heiner Mühlmann
Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink
ISBN: 3846751820
Category: Philosophy
Page: 247
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Zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts sind alle Träume vom Weltfrieden zerplatzt. Es herrscht Dauerstress und daran wird sich auch in Zukunft nichts ändern. Allen Weltfriedensordnungen, wie Francis Fukuyamas Ende der Geschichte, können nur noch Absagen erteilt werden. Einen dauerhaft kriegsfreien Zustand werden wir nie erreichen. Die Natur der Kulturen macht klar, warum: Statt billigen Trost zu spenden, erhärtet es Mühlmanns kultur-evolutionäre These, dass Kulturen immer entweder von realen externen Stressoren attackiert werden oder auf paranoide Weise selber Stress erzeugen, der schließlich zu internen oder externen Konflikten und Aufständen führt. Was wir zur Zeit in der arabischen Welt beobachten, gibt dafür die Anschauung. Eine frühe Fassung von Die Natur der Kulturen ist 1996 erschienen und löste überall vehementen Widerspruch aus. Doch Mühlmann hat entgegen aller Kritik Recht behalten. Es fragt sich nun, ob mithilfe seiner Theorie die vergangenen und zukünftigen Konflikte des frühen 21. Jahrhunderts voraussehbar waren und sind. Im Rückblick klärt Mühlmann, ob vielleicht sogar der 11. September mit dem Modell des periodischen Wechsels von Stress und Relaxation der westlichen Kulturen hätte vorhergesehen werden müssen.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

Author: Henry E. Adams,Patricia B. Sutker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306473771
Category: Psychology
Page: 970
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The purpose of this handbook, originally published in 1984, was to provide a compreh- sive review of current clinical descriptions, research , and theories of psychopathology. Descriptive psychopathology is a ?eld that forms the foundation of clinical practice and research in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing, and allied professions in mental health. Since the 1st edition, the editors have devised and updated a handbook to cover both general and speci?c topics in psychopathology that would be useful to researchers, practitioners, and graduate or other advanced students in the mental health and behavioral medicine professions. To implement this plan, we have very carefully chosen colleagues whom we respect for their expertise in particular ?elds. These authors include both clinicians and researchers who have outstanding national reputations, as well as more junior behavioral scientists and clinicians who, in our opinion, will achieve similar recognition in the future. The excellent chapters in this book lead us to believe that we have chosen wisely. We would like to express our appreciation to these authors for their outstanding contributions and cooperation.

An Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Identities in a Global Community
Author: Fred E. Jandt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412914420
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 444
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In this Fifth Edition, author Fred E. Jandt once again sparks student interest in this ever-changing field with an easy-to-read, highly accessible and exciting introduction to the art of effectively communicating across group barriers. An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community explores the key concepts of communication and culture, addressing: group barriers that make such communication challenging; dimensions of culture; multiculturalism; women, family, and children; and more — while retaining its unique, non-biased appreciation for all cultures and ethnic groups. Students acquire valuable verbal and nonverbal communication skills, learn to communicate in unfamiliar settings, and recognize culture’s influence on self-perception.

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models
Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Kate Berardo
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579228062
Category: Education
Page: 400
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For HR directors, corporate trainers, college administrators, diversity trainers and study abroad educators, this book provides a cutting-edge framework and an innovative collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Building Cultural Competence presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners’ cultural competence. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators from around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used successfully worldwide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities. Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence, using the practical step-by-step guidance on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organizations, and students with these well-organized, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models, and activities. The new, research-based models work for developing cultural competence in any environment, and for designing effective cultural competence courses. Education abroad administrators will be able to use these activities in their pre- departure orientations for students going abroad. Corporate human resource professionals will find these activities invaluable in cultural competence building programs.

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zum Moment der Übertragung in Kunst, Pädagogik, Psychoanalyse
Author: Torsten Meyer,Adrienne Crommelin,Manuel Zahn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865991195
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice

Author: Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826104786
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
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Edited by a leading social work authority and a master CBT clinician, this first-of-its-kind handbook provides the foundations and training that social workers need to master cognitive behavior therapy. From traditional techniques to new techniques such as mindfulness meditation and the use of DBT, the contributors ensure a thorough and up-to-date presentation of CBT. Covered are the most common disorders encountered when working with adults, children, families, and couples including: Anxiety disorders Depression Personality disorder Sexual and physical abuse Substance misuse Grief and bereavement Eating disorders Written by social workers for social workers, this new focus on the foundations and applications of cognitive behavior therapy will help individuals, families, and groups lead happier, fulfilled, and more productive lives.

Contested Culture

The Image, the Voice, and the Law
Author: Jane M. Gaines
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861642
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.

The World of Perversion

Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Absolute of Desire
Author: James Penney
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791467701
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 259
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An original critique of queer theory, from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Passages Level 1 Full Contact B

Author: Jack C. Richards,Chuck Sandy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107627729
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 136
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Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. Full Contact B comprises the second half (Units 7-12) of the complete Level 1 Student's Book and includes the corresponding pages from the Workbook, and Video Activity Pages in one convenient book.

Social Symptoms of Identity Needs

Why We Have Failed to Solve Our Social Problems and What to do About It
Author: Mark Bracher
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780493126
Category: Psychology
Page: 316
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Explains how our major social problems, including crime, violence, terrorism, war, substance abuse, and prejudice, are the result of efforts by their perpetrators to maintain a secure identity, or sense of self. It locates the root causes of these social problems and counterproductive responses in certain identity-damaging social and cultural phenomena that force identity to defend and maintain itself by socially harmful means.

The Cultural Complex

Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society
Author: Thomas Singer,Samuel L. Kimbles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135444862
Category: Psychology
Page: 296
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How do cultural complexes affect the collective psyche? Based on Jung's theory of complexes, this book offers a new perspective on the psychological nature of conflicts between groups and cultures by introducing the concept of the cultural complex. This modern version of Jung's idea offers an original view of the forces that prevent human attempts to bring a peaceful, collaborative spirit to conflict between groups. Leading analysts and academics from a range of cultural backgrounds present their own perspective on the concept, demonstrating how the effects of cultural complexes can be felt in the behaviour of disenfranchised, oppressed and traumatised groups across the world. Ultimately, a clearer understanding of the source and nature of group conflict is reached through discussion of central subjects including: * Collective trauma and cultural complexes * Exploring racism: a clinical example of a cultural complex * Cultural complexes in the history of Jung, Freud and their followers. The Cultural Complex represents a valuable contribution to analytical psychology and will undoubtedly also stimulate dialogue in the fields of sociology, political science and cultural studies.