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The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience (Oxford Library of Psychology)

Editat de Joan Chiao, Shu-Chen Li, Rebecca Seligman, Robert Turner
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This Handbook examines disparities in public health by highlighting recent theoretical and methodological advances in cultural neuroscience. It traces the interactions of cultural, biological, and environmental factors that create adverse physical and mental health conditions among populations, and investigates how the policies of cultural and governmental institutions influence such outcomes. In addition to providing an overview of the current research,chapters demonstrate how a cultural neuroscience approach to the study of the mind, brain, and behavior can help stabilize the quality of health of societies at large. The volume will appeal especially to graduate students and professional scholars working in psychology and population genetics.The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience represents the first collection of scholarly contributions from the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC), an interdisciplinary group of scholars from epidemiology, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, and psychiatry dedicated to advancing an understanding of culture and health using theory and methods from cultural neuroscience. The Handbook is intended to introduce future generations of scholars tofoundations in cultural neuroscience, and to equip them to address the grand challenges in global mental health in the twenty-first century.
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ISBN-13: 9780199357376
ISBN-10: 0199357374
Pagini: 416
Ilustrații: 77 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 184 x 258 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.94 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Seria Oxford Library of Psychology

Locul publicării: New York, United States

Notă biografică

Joan Y. Chiao is Director of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium, an international, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing theory and methods in cultural neuroscience to address issues in culture and health; Shu-Chen Li is a professor at Technische Universität Dresden in Germany, and holds the Chair for Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience in the Psychology Department. She is also an adjunct researchscientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany; Rebecca Seligman is a medical and psychological anthropologist at Northwestern University who focuses on transcultural psychiatry, or the study of mental health in cross-cultural perspective; Robert (Bob) Turner is Director Emeritus of the NeurophysicsDepartment at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.