Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Anthropology

Academics

Anthropology 270. Psychological Anthropology

Shamanic cures, ecstatic trance, spirit possession, dream interpretation, identity negotiation and other psychological phenomena that pose challenges for anthropological explanation are examined in order to better understand the relationship between sociocultural context and individual experience and thought. Case studies from diverse cultural settings are bases for exploring contemporary issues and topics in this field.