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Kooperation zwischen Ethnologen und Psychologen: Optionen, Probleme, Visionen

Funke, Joachim

English Title: Cooperation between anthropologists and psychologists: Options, problems, visions

In: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 135 (2010), pp. 249-258

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Kooperationen zwischen Ethnologen und Psychologen haben eine lange Tradition. Genauso hat die strittige Debatte zwischen Ethnologen und Psychologen über die angemessene Methodologie zur Untersuchung des Gegenstands eine lange Geschichte. Im folgenden Beitrag mächte ich diese Problematik aus meiner subjektiven Sicht beleuchten und anhand eines Beispiels illustrieren. Es sollen Optionen aufgezeigt, Probleme diskutiert und schließlich Visionen formuliert werden.

Translation of abstract (English)

Cooperation between anthropology and psychology is necessary for a deeper understanding of cultural specifics based on universal human minds. This paper describes one such cooperation in more detail, concerning the "Theory of Mind" (ToM) in the Pacific region. This theory predicts an attribution of mental states such as desires or beliefs to oneself and to others in the development of humans at the age of about 4 years. The universality of this assumption is tested by studies with children from Micronesia, Polynesia, and Papua New Guinea. The ToM paradigms from studies that were run originally in a European or American context had to be adapted carefully to local contexts. The benefits and risks of such an interdisciplinary cooperation are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie
Volume: 135
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 12:25
Date: 2010
Page Range: pp. 249-258
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institute of Psychology
Subjects: 150 Psychology
390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
Schriftenreihe ID: Works by Joachim Funke
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