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Abstract

This article assumes of the necessity of a theory of "tripartite personality" and utility of ethclass assessment in cross-cultural therapeutic interventions. It includes, (1) determinants of human behavior; (2) ethnocentrism and effects on groups and individuals, both majority and minority; (3) strategies of conventional intervention and its cultural encapsulation; (4) the proposed tripartite cultural personality, and psychocultural intervention; (5) the ethclass assessment and how it can be incorporated into the DSM-III-R (now, DSM-IV) Multiaxial Diagnostic System.

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