Keeping Culture in Mind: Mentalizing from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Mentalizing is the psychological capacity to reflect and understand behavior in terms of internal mental states, such as thoughts, feelings, and intentions (Fonagy, Gergely, Jurist, & Target, 2002). A rapidly growing body of empirical evidence supports the notion that deficient mentalizing is a psychological mechanism underlying various psychopathologies (Katznelson, 2014); likewise, the promotion of mentalizing is seen as a common … Continue reading Keeping Culture in Mind: Mentalizing from a Cross-Cultural Perspective