PSYCH352 Lecture Notes - Body Odor, Schizophrenia, Spiritualism

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On sorrow, celebrity status, and modern terrorist warfare. Key novel of the sturm und drang period. Made goethe the first international literary celebrity almost overnight: one of the biggest fans napoleon bonaparte. Werther-fever: dress-style, emotionality and appreciation of simple life, copycat suicides around europe. Impact on: frankenstein, karl pearson his first book was called the new werther , german romanticism. Sacrifice as a noble and beautiful act. Kamikaze pilots over 2500 japanese pilots sacrificed themselves. Psychological disorders are defined as rare behaviours that somehow impair the individual. Indeed, some psychopathologies are more prevalent or manifest in highly different forms across cultures. Relativist position: culture-bound syndromes demonstrate culture basis of some psychopathologies. Universalist position: universal syndromes highlight the biological basis of these psychopathologies. Still, prevalence and manifestations of these disorders may differ across cultures. Experiencing a culture-bound syndrome generally requires one to have cultural beliefs associated with the syndrome.

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