Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

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Animals in Yoruba Belief

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27771-9_200136-1


Debates about the role of culture in psychological processes have sparked a movement in research that is directly applicable to social problems (Cooper & Denner 1998: 2). Speaking of social problems, issues or encounters in daily lives instantiated in the dialectics/struggle of social strata, identity crisis, beliefs, perception, consciousness, intentionality, preference or aversion, and so on that circumscribe the existential conditions of human’s interaction with the environment abound. The idea that engaging such problems occurs within individuated context, immersed at large within the specificity of a sociocultural environment from which meanings, perceptions, or interaction are fashioned, is central to the crux of cultural psychology. This implies that the contextual meaning or perception of phenomena from human to nonhuman remains an inclusive subject matter of cultural psychology.

As Richard Shweder (1990: 1) notes; “cultural psychology is the study of the way...


Social Skill Oral Tradition Phenomenal Conception Psychological Analysis Animal Interaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria