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On Trans-Cultural Research into Jealousy

  • Kalle Achté
  • Taina Schakir

Abstract

One approach to the investigation of the nature of jealous is to explore its occurrence and manifestations in various cultures. A central goal of cross-cultural research, among others, is to distinguish the universal features of human nature from those determined by culture. Trans-cultural approach makes it possible to examine the extent to which the phenomenon under study is tied to the prevailing conditions and the extent to which it seems to reflect universal characteristics of the human psyche which tend to find manifestations in any society whatsoever. Cross-cultural study may also shed light on the question whether or not modern man should acknowledge the Thlinket of the myth as his ancestor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalle Achté
    • 1
  • Taina Schakir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 18Finland

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