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  1. John Chambers Christopher (2007). Culture, Moral Topographies, and Interactive Personhood. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 27 (2-1):170-191.
    This article draws on hermeneutics and interactivism to challenge the prevailing dichotomization of culture/self and fact/value by proposing a theoretical perspective that culture provides a moral framework in which people are embedded and that cultural values and assumptions are distributed across different levels of knowing. I then address the problems of relativism raised by the claim that cultures are different moral topographies, and consider how hermeneutic dialogue is a way of working towards "truth without certainty." I conclude by suggesting that (...)
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  2. Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand & John Chambers Christopher (2007). Theorizing on the Cultural. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 27 (2-1):141-145.
    This special double issue was borne out of a desire to bring together examples of current approaches to cultural theorizing in the field of psychology. These articles represent different ontological and epistemological positions from which one can consider the integration of culture and psychology. We see the first three articles as attempting to deepen our understanding of culture with conceptual framing and philosophical grounding that articulate the relationship of the cultural and the personal. These articles are committed to moving beyond (...)
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  3. John Chambers Christopher, Tamara Nelson & Mark D. Nelson (2003). Culture and Character Education: Problems of Interpretation in a Multicultural Society. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 23 (2):81-101.
    In response to a growing perception that America's youth lack the necessary values to grow and develop into adulthood in a socially healthy manner, character education has emerged as a rapidly growing proactive approach that serves to develop good character among young people. The authors examine several of the virtues thought to underlie good character from Character Counts!, a popular character education program, and emphasize the cultural complexities involved when promoting character education in a pluralistic society. 2012 APA, all rights (...)
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  4. Frank C. Richardson & John Chambers Christopher (1993). Social Theory as Practice: Metatheoretical Options for Social Inquiry. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 13 (2):137-153.
    Suggests that acknowledging that social inquiry may be indelibly linked to ethical reflection raises difficult questions . There seem to be a few fundamental metatheoretical options available, each presuming some ontology of human existence and colored by at least a few basic moral or spiritual commitments. The options are briefly sketched, and their virtues and blind spots highlighted. The options include mainstream social science, "descriptivisms," liberal individualism, existential freedom, and contemporary hermeneutics. It is suggested that a hermeneutic view of social (...)
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