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AbstractDuring the 1960s, the new generation changed the American Creed by deemphasizing sensitivity to evidence, emphasizing feelings and deductive thought, while assuming an adversarial position against the sociopolitical order and embracing the American Black's struggle against racism. Driven...
AbstractThis paper addresses cultural factors in illness and wellness, using depression as a specific context. The issue of cultural relativism and commensurability of diagnosis and evaluation of outcomes across cultures is discussed. The concepts underlying traditional systems of healing are...
AbstractThere are multiple factors which contribute to the development of the individual’s personality. Many of these factors have been amply discussed in traditional theories of personality Jonnation. An area that has been neglected in these discussions has been the role that poverty and ethnic...
AbstractThe study of migrants in their new environments is often a useful means of investigating environmental influences on health Migrants have been found to develop higher rates of mental illness compared to their counterparts who remain at home. These deleterious effects of migration have...
AbstractThis paper addresses the question of whether spirit possession, a concept with a religious/spiritual base, is, in fact, more accurately defined as a major symptom of a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, and according to the Eurocentric tradition, should be treated with psychotropic...
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