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Published: 22 March 2018

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780190693800

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Honor Bound

How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche

Ryan P. Brown

  • Features classic and cutting-edge research on the social psychology of honor ideology, showing how honor motivates barroom brawls, intimate partner violence, health and well-being, and public policy
  • Illustrates the ways honor ideology shapes everyday life
  • Relates the science of honor to current issues, such as domestic abuse in the NFL and organized terrorism
  • Author writes as a social psychologist and American southerner who was raised in Alabama, a state known for its honor culture

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