States of Mind: American and Post-Soviet Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Psychology

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States of Mind explores areas that are particularly relevent given current events, including political psychology, advertising and the media, the psychology of truth and lies, alcoholism, psychological trauma, gerontology, prejudice and ethnicity, and environmental psychology. Psychologists from both Russian/Soviet bloc and American/Western backgrounds present their views of their own areas of expertise so that their counterparts on the other side side of the globe can look at familiar issues with a new vantage ...
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Overview

States of Mind explores areas that are particularly relevent given current events, including political psychology, advertising and the media, the psychology of truth and lies, alcoholism, psychological trauma, gerontology, prejudice and ethnicity, and environmental psychology. Psychologists from both Russian/Soviet bloc and American/Western backgrounds present their views of their own areas of expertise so that their counterparts on the other side side of the globe can look at familiar issues with a new vantage point.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195103502
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/24/1997
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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California State University at San Bernardino

Moscow State University

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: Psychology in a Sociopolitical Context 3
1 The Psychosemantic Approach to Political Psychology: Mapping Russian Political Thought 19
2 Psychological Perspectives on International Conflict and Cooperation 49
3 Comprehension of Lies: A Russian View 79
4 Deception, Lying, and Demeanor 93
5 Russian Advertising in Search of Psychology 109
6 The Social Psychology of Mass Communications: An American Perspective 126
7 Alcoholism in America: Extent, Diagnosis, Etiology, Treatment, and Prevention 169
8 Alcoholism in Russia: The Enemy Within 198
9 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Historical Context and Evolution 215
10 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders as a Loss of the Meaning of Life 238
11 Gerontological Psychology: The Western Perspective 253
12 A Life-Span Approach to the Study of Psychogerontology in Russia 272
13 Strangers in the Homeland: Ethnopsychological Problems of Forced Immigrants in Russia 291
14 Changing Ethnic and National Identities in Estonia 306
15 Interethnic Intolerance in Post-Soviet Ukraine 315
16 Prejudice and Discrimination: Old Paradigms in New Models for Psychology 325
17 Ethnic Psychology in the United States 342
18 Environmental Psychology: Evolution and Current Status 373
19 Environmental and "Green" Psychology in the Former Soviet Union 391
Conclusion: Two Faces of Psychology 407
Index 414
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