Journal article

Culture and Psychology in the 21st Century: Conceptions of Culture and Person for Psychology Revisited

Yoshihisa Kashima

JOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

At the end of the 20th century, a survey of the metatheoretical landscape of culture and psychology noted an emerging consensus—physicalist ontology, gene–culture co-evolutionary phylogeny, gene–culture interactionist ontogeny, and a mutual constitutionist view of culture and mind. Revisiting the terrain now, the then emerging consensus seems well established, but new challenges appear on the horizon, prompting us to expand our metatheoretical scope. Extending beyond phylogeny, we need to consider a geological timescale, and further naturalizing the culture concept, we need to consider culture and human activity within the planetary system. According to some, we have left the Holocene, and e..

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