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Shared Beliefs in a Society is a much-needed contribution to societal psychology, a new emerging subfield of social psychology, which studies societies from a social psychological perspective. Daniel Bar-Tal presents his work of the last 15 years on shared beliefs in societies under one conceptual framework from which to identify beliefs held in common by entire societies and nations. Using examples form the history, politics, sociology, culture, and education from different societies, the author offers that social psychology can provide a unique perspective on society, but it can also benefit from integrating contributions from other social sciences into its own theorizing effort.
Chapter 3: The Nature of Societal Beliefs
The Nature of Societal Beliefs
The Conception of Societal Beliefs
Societal beliefs, which are the focus of this book, are defined as enduring beliefs shared by society members, with contents that are perceived by society members as characterizing their society. The focal part of the definition points to the fact ...