Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms: Understanding Global Belief Systems
by Kwok Leung;Michael Harris Bond (9780387098098)

Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms: Understanding Global Belief Systems
 

Kwok Leung;Michael Harris Bond


Release Date: 17 November 2008
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
Categories: Clinical Psychology
Social Psychology
Sociology
ISBN: 9780387098098
ISBN-10: 0387098097



While value-based frameworks have offered revealing insights about culture, other conceptual tools need to be explored and deployed for a comprehensive understanding of both culture and individuals and how culture shapes individual processes and outcomes. To achieve this end, the authors and editors of Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms propose the construct of social axioms to augment values in interpreting culture and the behavior of individuals in their cultural contexts. Social axioms are defined as generalized beliefs about oneself, other people, the social environment, or the spiritual and physical world, and are central to a persona (TM)s belief system. Their function is to enhance the survival and functioning of the person in his/her social and physical environment.

The editors identify five axiom dimensions that form the construct:


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