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The social and cultural psychology of honour: What have we learned from researching honour in Turkey?

Uskul, Ayse K., Cross, Susan E. (2019) The social and cultural psychology of honour: What have we learned from researching honour in Turkey? European Review of Social Psychology, 30 (1). pp. 39-73. ISSN 1046-3283. E-ISSN 1479-277X. (doi:10.1080/10463283.2018.1542903)

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A growing literature in social and cultural psychology has examined cultures of honour primarily focusing on southern states in the US and on Mediterranean countries of southern Europe. In this article, we review a programme of research that has extended theories of cultures of honour to an under-researched context: Turkey. We first describe research that assessed lay reports of the situations that enhance or attack a person’s honour and lay prototypes of honour. Next, we review research that built on this foundation and examined emotional implications, actual retaliatory responses, and preferences for different types of actions (e.g., attack vs. withdrawal) in the face of honour threats. We then briefly comment on our current research focused on the ways that honour threats can impede goal pursuit, on the distinction between different types of honour threats, and on acculturation processes in immigrant groups from cultures of honour. We conclude by highlighting the contributions of this programme of research to the literature on cultures of honour and discuss future directions. (167 words)

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/10463283.2018.1542903
Uncontrolled keywords: culture of honour, aggression, retaliation, threat, emotion, prototypes
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse K. Uskul
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 21:42 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 00:00 UTC
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