Aginsky, Bernard W. (Bernard Willard), 1905-. Psychopathic trends in culture

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Psychopathic trends in culture

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Character and personality -- Vol. 7

Published By: Original publisher Character and personality -- Vol. 7 Durham, N. C., (U.S.A.): Duke University Press. 1939. 331-343 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Burt W. Aginsky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pomo (NS18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Drives and emotions (152); Social personality (156); Personality traits (157); Ethos (181); Norms (183); Ecstatic religious practices (786);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work, written by B. W. Aginsky, a professional anthropologist at the College of the City of New York, draws upon the author's background in both anthropology and psychology to present to the reader some aspects of the northern California Pomo Indian culture, as derived from the attitudes of the people themselves and the patterned behavior they exhibit in their society. This study is primarily concerned with the psychological building up of tensions and pressures within the society, their release through various forms of orgiastic behavior, and the reactions to and control of such behavior by the members of the society as viewed from the institutionalized patterned context of the Pomo culture.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ns18-011

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934-1936

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern California, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pomo Indians

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