There is a recent review of Psychology and Culture by Lehman in the last or
the next Annual Review of Psychology and that presents an integrative review
of today's mainstream approach to culture, closely linked to evolutionary
psych, which could work as an interesting input to this thread.
The abstract says:
Abstract Psychological processes influence culture. Culture influences
psychological processes. Individual thoughts and actions influence cultural
norms and practices as they evolve over time, and these cultural norms and
practices influence the thoughts and actions of individuals. Large bodies of
literature support these conclusions within the context of research on
evolutionary processes, epistemic needs, interpersonal communication,
attention, perception, attributional thinking, self-regulation, human
agency, self-worth, and contextual activation of cultural paradigms.
Cross-cultural research has greatly enriched psychology, and key issues for
continued growth and maturation of the field of cultural psychology are
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Cole" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: Cohen et al.'s "Southern Culture of Honor" study
> Jay asks:
> Could we maybe ban the word "because" from the social sciences?
> Mike answers:
> It all depends.
> Joking aside, I will be reviewing this entire line of research in the
> weeks and will post my review for comment, advice, and whatever you choose
> to throw!
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