Psychological aspects of social axioms : understanding global belief systems / Kwok Leung, Michael Harris Bond, editors.

"Positive and negative beliefs about human nature and the social world, the role of fate in life events, and the belief in the existence of a supreme being: social axioms as general beliefs exist both explicitly and implicitly in cultural values and traditions the world over. In Psychological A...

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Other Authors: Leung, Kwok, 1958-, Bond, Michael Harris, 1944-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Springer, [2009]
Series:International and cultural psychology series.
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Summary:"Positive and negative beliefs about human nature and the social world, the role of fate in life events, and the belief in the existence of a supreme being: social axioms as general beliefs exist both explicitly and implicitly in cultural values and traditions the world over. In Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms, an international team of researchers brings new depth to the study of these culture-bound belief systems as they inform interpersonal and organizational behavior, are passed from parents to children and sustained by social institutions, and contribute to both national character and individual personality. The editors offer an insightful introduction to the social axiom framework and its basic issues, introducing studies from a variety of countries that explore the influence of these widespread beliefs as humans solve problems, pursue goals, and make sense of their lives."--Publisher's website.
Physical Description:xx, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0387098097
9780387098098
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