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Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, by Sussie Eshun, Regan A. R. Gurung

By Sussie Eshun, Regan A. R. Gurung

Tradition and psychological healthiness takes a severe examine the learn referring to universal mental issues, studying how psychological wellbeing and fitness may be studied from and range in response to varied cultural views.

  • Introduces scholars to the most subject matters and concerns within the quarter of psychological wellbeing and fitness utilizing tradition because the concentration
  • Emphasizes concerns that pertain to conceptualization, notion, health-seeking behaviors, overview, prognosis, and therapy within the context of cultural adaptations
  • Reviews and actively encourages the reader to contemplate matters regarding reliability, validity and standardization of favourite mental evaluation tools between assorted cultural teams
  • Highlights the generally used DSM-IV-TR categorization of culture-bound syndromes

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In L. A. Samovar & R. E. ), Communication between cultures. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Hofstede, G. (1986). Cultural differences in teaching and learning. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 10, 301–320. Iwamasa, G. Y. (2003). Recommendations for the treatment of Asian-American/ Pacific Islander populations (Chapter 2). Psychological treatment of ethnic minority populations, Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests, Washington, DC: Association of Black Psychologists.

12 Sussie Eshun and Regan A. R. Gurung Ethnocentrism Therapists and counselors have been encouraged to consider their clients’ cultural background more seriously. However, it is equally important that they are aware of their own stereotypes and biases. Some studies have demonstrated that stereotyping and wrong diagnoses are mostly due to cultural misinterpretations (Cheetham & Griffiths, 1981). A common way in which stereotyping occurs in interactions between mental health professionals and individuals seeking help is ethnocentrism.

Journal of Personality Assessment, 86, 150–161. , DeSilva, A. , Grey, K. , & Gonzales-Eastep, D. (2006). Using a multicultural lens to understand illnesses among Haitians living in America. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37, 702–707. , & Heine, S. J. (2005). Psychological universals: What are they and how can we know? Psychological Bulletin, 131, 763–784. Osborne, J. W. (2007). Linking stereotype threat and anxiety. Educational Psychology, 27, 135–154. , Nisbett, R. , & Wong, N.

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