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    A Sociohistorical Critique Of Naturalistic Theories Of Color Perception.Carl Ratner - 1989 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 10 (4):361-372.
    Naturalistic experiments of color perception are critically evaluated. The review concludes that they fail to confirm a natural determination of color perception. Rather than demonstrating universal sensitivity to focal colors, the experiments actually yielded enormous cultural variation in response. This variation is interpreted as supporting a sociohistorical psychological explanation of color perception.
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    Agency and Culture.Carl Ratner - 2000 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 30 (4):413–434.
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    Theoretical and Empirical Academic Research Into Emotions has, for the Most Part, Fallen Into Two Positions, Social Constructionism and Naturalism. These Standpoints Have Articulated the Most Important Issues and They Have Spawned Research Into the Most Important Factors Regarding Emotions. Resolving the Conflict Between Them Will Therefore Go a Long Way Toward Establishing the True Nature of Emotions and Other Psychological Phenomena as Well. [REVIEW]Carl Ratner - 1989 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 10:211-230.
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  4. A Social Constructionist Critique of the Naturalistic Theory of Emotion.Carl Ratner - 1989 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 10 (3):211-230.
    The doctrine that emotions are products of natural mechanisms is critiqued from a social constructionist perspective. Evidence marshalled in support of the naturalistic theory is also subjected to critical analysis and found wanting. The social constructionist theory of emotion is proposed as more adequate than the naturalistic theory. Since emotion exemplifies psychological phenomena in general, the social constructionist theory that explains it is considered worthy of explaining the entire range of psychological phenomena.
     
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  5. The Unconscious: A Perspective From Sociohistorical Psychology.Carl Ratner - 1994 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 15 (4):323-342.
    This article extends concepts from Vygotsky's sociohistorical psychology to explain unconsciousness. Freud's conception of the unconscious is criticized for minimizing the importance of social and cognitive aspects of unconsciousness. In contrast, sociohistorical psychology explains unconsciousness as emanating from social values. These social values organize the manner in which we perceive people, and therefore account for oversights and distortions in our perception of self and others. Implications for overcoming unconsciousness are also discussed according to sociohistorical psychological principles.
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    Harre's Social Philosophy and Political Philosophy: A Social Scientific Critique.Carl Ratner - 2009 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 39 (4):448-465.
    In his article, “Saving Critical Realism,”Harre relates his revised philosophy of science to a social philosophy concerning the nature of society, and to a political philosophy regarding the nature of freedom and reform. I argue that his social philosophy and political philosophy rest upon an individualistic sense of society and freedom. I demonstrate that his individualism is factually and politically untenable. I counterpose an alternative social philosophy and political philosophy that are based on a structural model of society, freedom, and (...)
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  7. Theoretical and Methodological Problems in Cross-Cultural Psychology.Carl Ratner & Lumei Hui - 2003 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 33 (1):67–94.
    Although cross-cultural psychology has advanced our understanding of cultural aspects of psychology, it is marred by theoretical and methodological flaws. These flaws include misunderstanding cultural issues and the manner in which they bear on psychology; obscuring the relation between biology, culture, and psychology; inadequately defining and measuring cultural factors and psychological phenomena; erroneously analysing data and drawing faulty conclusions about the cultural character of psychology. This article identifies fundamental theoretical and methodological errors that have appeared in prominent cross-cultural psychological research. (...)
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  8. The Depersonalization of Creativity.Carl Ratner - 1994 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 15 (4):311-322.
     
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    Cultural Variation in Cognitive Processes From a Sociohistorical Psychological Perspective.Carl Ratner - 1991 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 12 (2):281-296.
    Two strands of the Vygotskian sociohistorical school of psychology are compared to better understand the nature of cultural variation in cognitive processes. The "relativist" strand maintains that cognitive processes are culturally variable. The "universalist" strand maintains that these processes manifest essential cultural uniformity despite apparent differences in performance. A review of the evidence concludes that the relativist position is more tenable.
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