Categories Anthropology I

I.6.(e) Culture and personality

Culture and personality school viewed the interaction between psychological and cultural forces at work on the human experience. Culture and Personality thoughts are too diverse in nature to be called a homogenous “school of thought.” Ruth Benedict gave concept of Culture pattern, Margaret Mead studied impact of culture on personality, Linton advocated concept basic culture […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.12. Medical anthropology

Applied medical anthropologists consider both the sociocultural and the biological contexts and implications of disease and illness. Perceptions of good and bad health, along with actual health threats and problems, differ among societies. Various ethnic groups percieve different illnesses, symptoms, and causes differently and have developed different health-care systems and treatment strategies. Medical anthropology studies […]

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