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About this book
This book critiques our reliance on Eurocentric knowledge in the education and training of psychology and psychiatry. Chapters explore the diversity of ‘constructions of the self’ in non-Western cultures, examining traditional psychologies from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and Pre-Columbian America. The authors discuss liberation psychologies and contemporary movements in healing and psychological therapy that draw on both Western and non-Western sources of knowledge.
A central theme confronted is the importance, in a rapidly shrinking world, for knowledge systems derived from diverse cultures to be explored and disseminated equally. The authors contend that for this to happen, academia as a whole must lead in promoting cross-national and cross-cultural understanding that is free of colonial misconceptions and prejudices.
This unique collection will be of value to all levels of study and practice across psychology and psychiatry and to anyone interested in looking beyond Western definitions and understandings.
cultural psychology cross-cultural psychology global mental health indigenous psychology globalization international development political psychology critical psychiatry post-colonialism Concepts of Self African Indigenous Knowledge Systems Hindu Philosophies of Liberation al-fitrah Mental Health in Buddhism Kaupapa Māori psychology Mapuche healing Liberation Psychologies Psychology of Satyagraha The Black Consciousness Psychology Chinese Taoist Cognitive Psychotherapy
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Global Psychologies
- Book Subtitle Mental Health and the Global South
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95816-0
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-349-95815-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-95936-5
- eBook ISBN 978-1-349-95816-0
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXIX, 329
- Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Cross Cultural Psychology
Self and Identity
Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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“Global Psychologies: Mental Health and the Global South. In this work, an international group of experts discuss psychology from non-Western perspectives. The result is a fascinating and refreshing look at how psychology must be understood and employed within the full range of contexts, attitudes, values, belief-systems, and religions of the people whom one is attempting to understand and help.” (R. E. Osborne, Choice, Vol. 56 (6), February, 2019)