Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology
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These links at the top are generally useful for scholarly work in the course and in psychology generally.
As the semester progresses we will add links below connecting with web sites that bear on cross-cultural psychology in one way or another. The links below were collected last fall for the course. Some may have gone dead (let me know if you find some such). Some were topical a year ago and are now old news - though still relevant to our course in one way or another. Perhaps I'll be able to prune the list before too long.
- "Cultural Psychology: Studying the Exotic Other" -- Alana Conner Snibbe's article in the APS Observer for December 2003
- John Ogbu's web site at UC Berkeley - Dr Ogbu is a sociologist who has studied the effects of outgroup status (marginalization) on school performance, among other topics
- The Mandala Sand Painting: A Sacred Art -- describing a mandala created by the Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling at Kentucky's Berea College in 1999. Monks from the same monastary constructed another sand painting at the Newport Performing Arts Center on the Oregon coast in early 2000. Carl Jung considered mandalas, whether Tibetan or from other cultures, to be symbols tuned to the collective unconscious in all of us.
- The Light in Her Eyes: An Interview with Sonia Nieto - multicultural educator Dr. Nieto delivered the first Sidore Lecture of the 2002-03 academic year on October 17.
- Curtis Mayfield - Jody Rosen's appreciation of the life and work of the Soul Music giant, from Salon for January 7, 2000. Soul icon Curtis Mayfield dies is the BBC News obituary from December 27, 1999
- Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) - excellent web site for the visually stunning and dramatically gripping film portraying an Inuit legend about the importance of community and the harm of selfishness and greed, the first movie ever shot in the Inuit language, Inuktitut
- World Summit on Sustainable Development - official web site
- United Nations Home Page - in English
- Global Vision - non-governmental organization's gateway to United Nations and other sustainability information
Home page of Vicki Ritts, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychology--St. Louis Community College-Meramec, who offers some culture-related articles she has written
- Body Ritual Among the Nacirema - spoof demonstrating the importance of achieving the right perspective
- ``Immigrants 'should try to feel British''' says the British Home Secretary according to this BBC report, 9 December, 2001
- ``Glossary of Culture-Bound Syndromes'' - cross-cultural abnormal psychology
- TRANSCEND home page - a global peace-building organization
- ``Cyberspace and Race'' - Henry Jenkins' ``Digital Renaissance'' column in the April, 2002 Technology Review
- ``Terrorism and Its Consequences'' - special issue of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, the online journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. The password allowing general public access to the articles (each in a .pdf file) is spssi911, which is good until March, 2001.
- WorldLink TV - cable television and World Wide Web service ``bringing the world's events, issues, and cultures to the U.S.''
- "A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution" - Smithsonian Institution Web site for an exhibit about the US government's detention of US citizens of Japanese descent and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry in concentration camps during World War II, ``a case study in decision-making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution'' (requires Flash 5 for the full effect; choose the printable version to see the text material without the fancy graphics)
- Psychology and the Current Situation - Tony Stavely's PowerPoint slides for the Night Owl Cafe "Coffee Talk" panel on the September 11 attacks and the US response, October 25, 2001
- News Links from around the world
- Islam Information - a page of links to some information about Islam and the meaning of "jihad"
- After September 11, 2001 - a page of links devoted to the terrorist attacks and related topics
- Eqbal Ahmad's three-part search for the origins of modern religious violence in the nature of the modern world itself, published in The Dawn and Al-Ahram Weekly months before his death in May, 1999
- "'Affirmative Action' Through a Different Looking Glass" - Arthur L. Coleman, an attorney with Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, D.C., discusses the meaning of the term
- The Boondocks - by Aaron McGruder, a comic strip recently dropped from some newspapers because it questioned the current Administration's anti-terrorist activities. The main characters are African Americans.
- Interpersonal Perception And Communication Laboratory - Dr. Nalini Ambady's laboratory web site
- Creating Social Change and a Sustainable Environment, Lecture by Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai Wednesday, 7:30 pm, at World Learning/School for International Training in Brattleboro
Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement among Kenyan farmers (70% of whom are women) has earned Wangari Maathai international acclaim, and she was recently profiled alongside the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu as one of the world's fifty leading human rights defenders.
- Australia's Arts Unfettered - arts director Peter Sellars (who directed the first production in the Arts Center on Brickyard Pond) describes the very multicultural arts scene in Australia in the New York Times for September 30, 2001
- The Work Ahead of Us - an early childhood educator's response to the attack of September 11 (from the online discussion list for early childhood educators ECEOL-L)
- Arab Canadians duck to avoid harassment - anti-Arab, anti-Muslim hysteria surfaced in Canada as well as the US in the aftermath of the September 11 attack.
- References to some articles by Hazel Markus, Shinobu Kitayama, and colleagues
- Is there a universal need for positive self-regard? By Heine, Steven H.; Lehman, Darrin R.; Markus, Hazel Rose; Kitayama, Shinobu Psychological Review. 1999 Oct Vol 106(4) 766-794
- Individual and collective processes in the construction of the self: Self-enhancement in the United States and self-criticism in Japan. By Kitayama, Shinobu; Markus, Hazel Rose; Matsumoto, Hisaya; Norasakkunkit, Vinai Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1997 Jun Vol 72(6) 1245-1267
- Culture and the self: Implications for cognition, emotion, and motivation. By Markus, Hazel R.; Kitayama, Shinobu Psychological Review. 1991 Apr Vol 98(2) 224-253
- Also, check out this fascinating research finding: Zero Acquaintance - people apparently read the personalities of strangers reasonably well upon first seeing them, and the effect is found across cultures.
- Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, or the KSC version: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, which lists the tables of contents since the May 2001 issue
- International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
- Center for Cross-Cultural Research - at Western Washington University
- Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. See especially ICAR's Philosophy Of Conflict, The Field Of Conflict Analysis And Resolution, and this page devoted to founder Dr. John Burton and his career.
- Cross-Cultural Psychology Bulletin - full-text available in PDF format
- Douglas Degelman's Amoeba Web Cross-Cultural Psychology links page
- Cultural Psychology Links from socialpsychology.org
- Cross-Cultural Psychology links from Towson College - some links may be out of date since the page is dated 1998
- Toni Morrison's essay "On 'The Radiance of the King'" from the August 9, 2001, New York Review of Books. Morrison discusses, among other things, the way Western (or white) stereotypes affect the portrayal of Africa and Africans in literature.
- Hilary Lips' 1999 lecture "Peering into the Kaleidoscope: Cross-cultural Perspecives in the Psychology of Women & Gender"
- The United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Aftica, August 31-September 7, 2001
- Conference official web site
- Conference web site maintained by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
- WCAR NGO Forum web site - "NGO" stands for Non-Governmental Organization, groups like Amnesty International, representatives of indigenous peoples, and other advocacy organizations.
- WCAR site by Human Rights Internet - an organization "dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations, and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society" according to its mission statement. For more information, visit their home page.
- And as for that bridge over troubled water... - article in the Sydney Morning Herald discussing the Conference on the day before it concluded. This article gives a view from outside North America, yet one from a "Western" country in a non-Western place.
- Palestine-Net.com - This site contains links to information on the Israel-Palestine confrontation from the Palestinian point of view.
- Canadian Institute for Jewish Research - This site is presented by a think-tank in Canada seeking to "strengthen public understanding of Israel as a democratic, Jewish society and state in its Middle East context, and of Jewish issues generally" (quotation from the home page).
- "Belfast streets spawn a new generation of hatred" - David McKittrick in The Independent for September 28, 2001. Hostility between Catholics and Progestants continues for 80 years and more.
- The World refugee crisis - large numbers of desperate people are leaving miserable and threatening conditions in their home countries and traveling to potential places of refuge in the wealthier countries of the world. This huge movement of peoples is prompting considerable conflict as people of different backgrounds compete for living space and the opportunity to work, in the process arousing incipient racism and overt economic rivalry.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Britain shaken by ruling on refugees - Sydney Morning Herald article about treatment of asylum-seekers in the UK
- Asylum: What should rich countries do? - BBC News page on the refugee crisis with links to background information.
- "Stay on or get off: new choice for boat people" - Nauru halts forcible removal of boat people from Australian troop ship
- To follow the saga of the Afgahn and Sri Lankan boat people who were refused landing on Australian territory check periodically with the Sydney Morning Herald. See also the Melbourne Age. Both papers are owned by the same company, but they are rivals to some degree; Sydney and Melbourne are definitely rival cities. The crisis has been resolved for the time being, with the Australian navy transporting the refugees from a Norwegian ship to New Guinea, where they will be sent to New Zealand and Nauru (families to NZ and the rest to the tiny Pacific Island nation). Australia is paying the bills for all this. Ater processing, the "true" refugees will be received by various countries, including possibly Australia. For the time being, the Australian prime minister's popularity at home has soared for his hard-line stand refusing to receive the refugees for processing on Australian soil. For a Norwegian view of things, see the Norway Post. This BBC News article gives a summary as of a little after 1 pm Labor Day: Australia ships out Afghan refugees.
- Reith blasts court as new boat arrives - a Sydney Morning Herald report describing the Australian refugee situation on September 17 (Australian time), including the arrival of additional boat people
- New setback for Afghan boat people - September 15 article about the refugees prevented from landing in Australia. Nauru accepts 200 more migrants - an earlier BBC article about the refugees.
- Issues: Stranded at sea - a continuing series of articles about Australia's attempts to control people smuggling maintained by The Age of Melbourne
- Boat people solutions are now dead in the water - David Marr's September 20 report in the Sydney Morning Herald indicating that the Australian government has forstalled court action that might have undone its capture and diversion of the Afghan boat people saved by the Norwegian container ship Tampa
- Here is a BBC News article about the political situation in Fiji following the national election in early September 2001. See also this BBC News article reporting the Indo-Fijian response to the election result.
- An illiterate Chinese villager rediscovers his Italian identity - a Sydney Morning Herald article about this surprising case