Critical appreciations of George A. De Vos, a pioneer in the cross-cultural application of projective techniques (M. Suarez-Orozco, P. Lerner), and De Vos's own reminiscences, are followed by contributions true to the spirit of De Vos's methodology. They include a demonstration of the usefulness of projective tests in the psychodiagnostic evaluation of schizophrenia (J. Stone, P. Wilson & B. Boyer); an examination of the role of historical events in the development of Chinese and Japanese personality characteristics (J. Connor); a review of the impact of Freudian and Jungian thought in India (S. Kakar); and a study of loss and grief in a community of the North American Great Plains (H. Stein).
Table of Contents
Boyer, Boyer, A Tribute to George A. De Vos. De Vos, A Personal Odyssey. De Vos, Psychological Anthropology: A Professional Odyssey. Suarez-Orozco, Ambivalent Liaisons: George De Vos and The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. Lerner, The Rorschach Test, Psychoanalytic Theory, and Cross-Cultural Research. Stone, Wilson, & Boyer, Facets of Personality Organization and Transference Manifestations in a Case of Schizophrenia. Bourguinon, Identity and the Constant Self. Connor, The Cultural, Historical Antecedents of Chinese and Japanese Personality Characteristics and Nineteenth Century Modernization. Haegglund, Religious Protest Movement in Northern Finland: A Psychological Study of Laestadianism. Kakar, Encounters of the Psychological Kind: Freud, Jung, and India. Stein, Massive Social Change and the Experience of Loss: A Study in the Cultural Psychology of Mourning in a North American Great Plains Community. Wildavsky, Freud on Jokes: A Postconscious Evaluation. Merkur, Freud and Hasidism.