Belo, Jane, 1904-1968. The Balinese temper, character and personality

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Title: The Balinese temper, character and personality

Published in: Character and personality: International psychological quarterly -- Vol. 4

Published By: Character and personality: International psychological quarterly -- Vol. 4 Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1936. 120-146 p.

By line: Jane Bello

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Balinese (OF07)

Subjects: Personality traits (157); Ethos (181); Adjustment processes (154); Postures (516); Physiological data (147); Burden carrying (482); Travel (484); Medical therapy (757); Ethnosociology (829); Techniques of socialization (861); Status of adolescents (882); Etiquette (576); Social personality (156);

Abstract: This article examines the psychological character of the Balinese, based on the author's four years' residence in Bali between 1931-1934. By the term 'temper,' Belo means 'the nature and ways of the people as a whole.' It is the author's assumption that 'temper' is not only based on the way of life but also on the people's conception of it. She discusses personality traits and various cultural factors affecting their development: expression and control of emotions; socialization; child status and activities; social norms and sanctions; attitudes toward space, time, and direction; and tension releasing mechanisms such as dancing, play and celebrations.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: of07-006

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1931-1934

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Hesung C. Koh ; 1962; Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: 1900-1930

Coverage Place: Bali, Indonesia

LCSH: Balinese (Indonesian people)


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