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Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation


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Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion

1st Edition

James Cresswell
September 05, 2019

Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion is the first book to bring together cultural psychology and the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Containing much-needed discussion of how good research should do more than simply follow methodological prescriptions, this thought-provoking and...

Experiences and Explanations of ADHD: An Ethnography of Adults Living with a Diagnosis

Experiences and Explanations of ADHD: An Ethnography of Adults Living with a Diagnosis

1st Edition

Mikka Nielsen
September 03, 2019

Experiences and Explanations of ADHD: An Ethnography of Adults Living with a Diagnosis presents research on the lived experiences of those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Drawing on in-depth interviews with adults diagnosed with ADHD, the book provides an examination...

Educational Dilemmas: A Cultural Psychological Perspective

Educational Dilemmas: A Cultural Psychological Perspective

1st Edition

Luca Tateo
February 05, 2019

Educational Dilemmas uses cultural psychology to explore the challenges, contradictions and tensions that occur during the process of education, with consideration of the effect these have at both the individual and the collective level. It argues that the focus on issues in learning overlooks a...

Persons and their Minds: Towards an Integrative Theory of the Mediated Mind

Persons and their Minds: Towards an Integrative Theory of the Mediated Mind

1st Edition

Svend Brinkmann
December 19, 2018

Today’s approaches to the study of the human mind are divided into seemingly opposed camps. On one side we find the neurosciences, with their more or less reductionist research programs, and on the other side we find the cultural and discursive approaches, with their frequent neglect of the...

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Mind (Open Access): Subjectivity, Science and Experiences in Change

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Mind (Open Access): Subjectivity, Science and Experiences in Change

1st Edition

Line Joranger
November 05, 2018

One of the main aims of modern mental health care is to understand a person's explicit and implicit ways of thinking and acting. So, it may seem like the ultimate paradox that mental health care services are currently overflowing with brain concepts belonging to the external, visible brain-world...

Trust and Conflict: Representation, Culture and Dialogue

Trust and Conflict: Representation, Culture and Dialogue

1st Edition

Ivana Marková, Alex Gillespie
August 10, 2018

Trust, distrust and conflict between social groups have existed throughout the history of humankind, although their forms have changed. Using three main concepts: culture, representation and dialogue, this book explores and re-thinks some of these changes in relation to concrete historical and...

Representing Development: The social construction of models of change

Representing Development: The social construction of models of change

1st Edition

David Marco Carre, Jaan Valsiner, Stefan Hampl
January 12, 2018

Representing Development presents the different social representations that have formed the idea of development in Western thinking over the past three centuries. Offering an acute perspective on the current state of developmental science and providing constructive insights into future pathways,...

Imagination in Human and Cultural Development

Imagination in Human and Cultural Development

1st Edition

Tania Zittoun, Alex Gillespie
December 21, 2017

This book positions imagination as a central concept which increases the understanding of daily life, personal life choices, and the way in which culture and society changes. Case studies from micro instances of reverie and daydreaming, to utopian projects, are included and analysed. The...

Optimizing the Self: Social representations of self-help

Optimizing the Self: Social representations of self-help

1st Edition

Ole Jacob Madsen
February 07, 2017

This book provides an analysis of the social representations of leading self-help genres, including neurolinguistic programming, cognitive self-help therapy, mindfulness, self-management, self-esteem, self-leadership and self-control. Exploring the globalised therapeutic culture of today, the book...

Rethinking Creativity: Contributions from social and cultural psychology

Rethinking Creativity: Contributions from social and cultural psychology

1st Edition

Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Alex Gillespie, Jaan Valsiner
January 19, 2017

Despite more than half a century of psychological research on creativity we are still far from a clear understanding of the creative process, its antecedents and consequences and, most of all, the ways in which we can effectively support creativity. This is primarily due to a narrow focus on...

Cultural Realities of Being: Abstract ideas within everyday lives

Cultural Realities of Being: Abstract ideas within everyday lives

1st Edition

Nandita Chaudhary, S. Anandalakshmy, Jaan Valsiner
January 09, 2017

Cultural Realities of Being offers a dialogue between academic activity and everyday lives by providing an interface between several perspectives on human conduct. Very often, academic pursuits are arcane and obscure for ordinary people, this book will attempt to disentangle these dialogues,...

Development as a Social Process: Contributions of Gerard Duveen

Development as a Social Process: Contributions of Gerard Duveen

1st Edition

Serge Moscovici, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Brady Wagoner
March 03, 2016

This volume discusses the interface between human development and socio-cultural processes by exploring the writings of Gerard Duveen, an internationally renowned figure, whose untimely death left a void in the fields of socio-developmental psychology, cultural psychology, and research into social...

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