“Cultural consonance in Life Goals and Depressive Symptoms in Urban Brazil,” by Dr. Dressler

 Abstract: Cultural consonance is the degree to which individuals approximate, in their own beliefs and behaviors, the prototypes for belief and behavior encoded in cultural models. Low cultural consonance is associated with higher psychological distress. Cultural consonance also converges across some cultural domains. Cultural consonance in different domains may converge because of an individual’s access to […]

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SfAA Session including Drs. Dressler and Dengah and Doctoral Student Courtney Andrews chosen for Podcast Project

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) session, Cultural Models, Resilience, and Health has been selected by popular vote to be podcast by the SfAA Podcast Project during the 76th Annual Society for Applied Anthropology conference (March 29-April 2). This session includes UA anthropologists Dr. Bill Dressler, Dr. Francois Dengah (PhD, 2013), and Courtney Andrews (doctoral students). This podcast […]

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Drs. Dressler, Gonzalez-Faraco, and Murphy publish “Consonancia cultural: una teoría y un método para el estudio de la cultura y la salud”

Drs. Bill Dressler, Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Faraco, and Michael Murphy, with colleague Jose Ernesto dos Santos, have published the Spanish language article “Consonancia cultural: una teoría y un método para el estudio de la cultura y la salud” in the journal Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares. Congratulations on this superb collaboration! Citation: Dressler, William W., Juan C. […]

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Dr. Chris Lynn publishes “Family Diversity” in Anthropology News

The latest post for the Biocultural Systematics guest blog is “Family Diversity,” written by Dr. Christopher Lynn. Biocultural Systematics is a monthly guest blog in the Anthropology News newsletter for the American Anthropological Association. The column is written by faculty and graduate students in the Biocultural Medical Anthropology program. Previous post include: “Talking about Race […]

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