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Culture and Cognitive Theory: Toward a Reformulation

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In a provocative and important recent article Anthony Marsella (1998) makes an eloquent plea for the forging of a new metadiscipline of psychology that he labels global-community psychology. Marsella argues that we need a radical rethinking of the fundamental premises of psychology, rooted as they are in Western cultural traditions. Features of an emergent global-community psychology include an emphasis on multicultural and multidisciplinary approaches to human behavior that draw attention to the importance of context and meaning in human lives. Marsella's call for a global-community psychology reflects, in part, a growing body of literature that demonstrates the importance of cultural factors in a diver-sity of psychological domains such as cognition, emotion, social behavior, and psychopathology.
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Thakker, J. K. & Durrant, R. I. (2001). Culture and Cognitive Theory: Toward a Reformulation. In J. F. Schumaker & T. Ward (eds), Cultural Cognition and Psychopathology(pp. 213-232). Westport, USA: Praeger Publishers.
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2001
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Praeger Publishers
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This article has been published in the book: Cultural Cognition and Psychopathology. Used with Permission.