Cultural complexes

Psychological Perspectives

 

December 20, 2018

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Ken Silvestro, PhD. 677-7282 • seeleylakeinst@hotmail.com

Psychological complexes were presented in previous articles but always from the point of view of an individual. You can think of a complex as a collection of experiences focused around a psychological element. For example, a mother complex is a collection of experiences with one's mother or other people acting as one's mother.

A culture is simply a large group of people sharing a heritage, location or group affiliation. Just as an individual develops personal psychological complexes throughout a lifetime, cultures also develop complexes. As discussed in previous articles, complexes can bec...



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