Cultural-Existential Psychology : The Role of Culture in Suffering and Threat Hardback
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 program of 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 314 pages, 7 Tables, black and white; 3 Halftones, unspecified; 3 Halftones, black and white; 6 Line
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 06/04/2016
- Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
- ISBN: 9781107096868