Psychoanalysis in Cross-Cultural Perspective

The Problem of Human Nature
  • Helen Block Lewis
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


Just before World War I, Durkheim and Freud each independently proposed that guilt is an internalization of cultural values. Since then, the field of personality and culture has burgeoned into its now massive proportions. Interdisciplinary studies, involving psychology, sociology, and anthropology, have developed into what is now the field of psychoanalytic anthropology.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Block Lewis
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  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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