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Psychology of Santa By Carole S. Slotterback

Psychology of Santa by Carole S. Slotterback

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Examines decades of psychological research, as well as studies in sociology, communication, history, and advertising, which deal with Christmas. This book explores many aspects of Christmas. It covers topics that include how Christmas is celebrated during wars, how different traditions of psychologists view Christmas, and Christmas and stress.

Psychology of Santa Summary

Psychology of Santa by Carole S. Slotterback

The 'Psychology of Santa' examines decades of psychological research, as well as studies in sociology, communication, history, and advertising, all of which deal with Christmas. The book examines what research can reveal to us about how psychologists and others view these customs and what they represent to our culture. A number of aspects of Christmas are explored, and this book offers an intriguing interpretation of our lives and customs. Topics covered include how Christmas is celebrated during wars, a history of selected customs and whether families today still engage in them, how different traditions of psychologists view Christmas, Christmas and stress, Christmas and depression and suicide, children's letters to Santa Claus, and children's beliefs in Santa and how they change with age.

Table of Contents

Ill be Home for Christmas -- Christmas in War; Christmas Tradition Origins; "So, Santa, Tell Me About Your Childhood"; The Santa Letters (1998-2003); Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus; Index.

Additional information

NGR9781606927007
9781606927007
1606927000
Psychology of Santa by Carole S. Slotterback
New
Hardback
Nova Science Publishers Inc
2009-09-24
121
N/A
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