Psychology & Society
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Previous Issues - August 2010


This is the fourth issue of Psychology & Society, and the first to consist entirely of individual submissions. The collection includes theoretical and empirical papers as well as commentaries, each with a strong cultural theme. The first four papers explore how cultural and historical contexts shape the development of ideas (Hatala; Cabell) and reactions to social change (Andriani & Manning; Bresco). On a more developmental level, Wagoner and Jensen employ a novel method to reveal change in children's understanding of animals and habitats following a zoo visit, and Dimitrova considers the role of objects in infants' development. Zuma interrogates social psychology's concept of 'desegregation', arguing it has been reified and stripped of its historical and political meanings. Finally, Flick, Caltabiano and Bentrupperbäumer describe an interview study of farmers' beliefs and attitudes towards waterway management in the far north of Australia. We are very pleased with this collection of articles and hope you will enjoy reading them. As ever, please do take the time to rate and comment on those you read.




Frankl & Freud: Friend or Foe? Towards Cultural & Developmental Perspectives of Theoretical Ideologies
ANDREW R. HATALA

This paper explores developmental and cultural influences on the construction of Viktor Frankl and Sigmund Freud’s theories, seeking to understand what factors contributed to their development. It is argued that to better understand Freud and Frankl in particular, or the development of intellectual theories in general, consideration must be given to both the cultural environment and individual local experiences.

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A refreshing discussion of human nature, resilience and the human spirit. This is a worthwhile read ... click to see this comment in full


Mediators, Regulators, and Catalyzers: A Context-Inclusive Model of Trajectory Development
KENNETH R. CABELL

This paper explores the concept of the catalyst as essential for demonstrating how semiotic regulators succeed (or fail) in charting out new trajectories in human development.  The conceptual separation of catalysts and regulators among semiotic mediators provides fruitful ground for alternative epistemology for understanding the intersection of mind and society in a developmental framework.

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“Negotiating With the Dead”: On the Past of Auschwitz and the Present of Oświęcim
CRISTINA MARIA ANDRIANI & JODY RUSSELL MANNING

This article explores the reactions to the opening of a controversial discothèque in Oświęcim, examining their meaning in the larger context of the memory of the Holocaust and the collective identity of the people of Oświęcim. It discusses how in this situation the legacy of a traumatic history impacts Oświęcim citizens’ identity development.

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The Unbearable Weight of the Past. Commentary on “Negotiating With the Dead: On the Past of Auschwitz and the Present of Oświęcim” (CRISTINA M. ANDRIANI & JODY R. MANNING)
IGNACIO BRESCÓ

 

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Science Learning at the Zoo: Evaluating Children’s Developing Understanding of Animals and their Habitats
BRADY WAGONER & ERIC JENSEN

This study investigated the development of new ideas about animals, habitats and the zoo amongst a sample of pupils attending ZSL London Zoo. Results indicate the potential of educational presentations based around zoo visits, for enabling conceptual transformations relating to environmental science. At the same time, the research highlights the vital role of existing cultural representations of different animals and habitats which are confronted by the new ideas introduced during educational visits to the zoo.

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Hi guys, I found this article to be an interesting, innovative, and fun way to understand representa... click to see this comment in full


Culture in infancy: An account of a way the object “sculpts” early development
NEVENA DIMITROVA

The aim of this paper is to bring into consideration a way of studying culture in infancy. An emphasis is put on the role that the material object plays in early interactive processes. Accounts in literature on early communication development and the importance of the object are reviewed and discussed under the light of the cultural specificity of the material object.

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The Social Psychology of (De) segregation: Rigorously studied and poorly conceptualised
BUHLE ZUMA

This paper argues that social psychology has, to a large degree, left the meaning of ‘desegregation’ poorly conceptualised. The paper argues that this conceptual poverty can be traced back to the manner in which early social psychologists conceptualised segregation.

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I am very glad that Buhle Zuma has taken this topic on and is dealing with it from the ground up in ... click to see this comment in full


Retired Farmers’ Perceptions regarding the Riparian Forests in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon Catchment
BRIGITTA FLICK, NERINA CALTABIANO & JOAN BENTRUPPERBÄUMER

This paper presents the findings of an open-ended semi-structured face-to-face interview with 11 retired farmers about their ideas, opinions, beliefs, and their experience with riparian forest, and with government agencies.

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