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.

The Ethos of a Society

The ethos of a society

The conceptual framework of this book includes two key concepts: societal beliefs and ethos. After an extensive elaboration of the concept societal beliefs, this chapter is dedicated to the analysis of the concept ethos.

The discussed concept, societal beliefs, refers to a particular belief or set of beliefs in a particular theme that is prevalent in a ...

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