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    Images of Savages: Ancient Roots of Modern Prejudice in Western Culture.Gustav Jahoda - 1998 - Routledge.
    In _Images of Savages,_ the distinguished psychologist Gustav Jahoda advances the provocative thesis that racism and the perpetual alienation of a racialized 'other' are a central leagacy of the Western tradition. Finding the roots of these demonizations deep in the myth and traditions of classical antiquity, he examines how the monstrous humanoid creatures of ancient myth and the fabulous "wild men" of the medieval European woods shaped early modern explorers' interpretations of the New World they encountered. Drawing on a global (...)
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    The ghosts in the meme machine.Gustav Jahoda - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (2):55-68.
    The notion of `memes' as replicators similar to genes, but concerned with cultural units, was put forward by Dawkins (1976). Blackmore (1999) used this notion to elaborate an ambitious theory designed to account for numerous aspects of human evolution and psychology. Her theory is based on the human capacity for imitation, and although the operation of the `memes' is said to be purely mechanical, the figurative language used implies that their `actions' are purposive. This article will show that imitation had (...)
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  3. A reply to Susan Blackmore.Gustav Jahoda - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (2):73-74.
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    Critical Comments on Experimental, Discursive, and General Social Psychology.Gustav Jahoda - 2013 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 43 (3):341-360.
    The historical background of the contrasting traditions of experimental and discursive social psychologies is outlined, and two illustrative experimental and discursive studies are described in detail and critically scrutinised. Among the major weaknesses of the experimental approach is an increasing tendency towards an a-social computer-mediated procedure and a decontextualised setting. While experimental methods and results are clearly set out, the discursive research presents only small and highly selected fragments of masses of data. Hence the actual ways in which findings are (...)
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  5. Claudio Guillen, The Challenge to Comparative Literature, trans. Cola Franzen.Gustav Jahoda - 1994 - History of European Ideas 18 (3):463-466.
     
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    Johann Friedrich Herbart: Urvater of social psychology.Gustav Jahoda - 2006 - History of the Human Sciences 19 (1):19-38.
    Herbart’s attempts to apply psychology to society receive scant mention in English-language histories of psychology. In Germany, however, Herbart has long been regarded as the founder of social psychology. The background of his life and work is sketched, and the gradual extension of his individual psychology towards the social is traced. Although he did not build a coherent system, his approach was novel and several of his original ideas anticipated some later social psychology. Herbart had a number of prominent followers, (...)
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    On relations between ethnology and psychology in historical context.Gustav Jahoda - 2014 - History of the Human Sciences 27 (4):3-21.
    Ever since records began, accounts of other peoples and their institutions and customs have included comments about their mental characteristics. The present article traces this feature from the 18th century to roughly the First World War, with a brief sketch of more recent developments. For most of this period two contrasting positions prevailed: the dominant one attributed human differences to ‘race’, while the other one explained them in terms of psychological, environmental and historical factors. The present account focuses on the (...)
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