Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives / Edition 1by Kenneth D. Keith
Do people from different backgrounds experience basic psychological processes in the same way? Are there basic psychological principles that transcend culture? The articles in this volume, drawn from an experienced, international team of researchers and teachers, answer these questions and many others in order to situate the essential areas of psychology within a… See more details below
Do people from different backgrounds experience basic psychological processes in the same way? Are there basic psychological principles that transcend culture? The articles in this volume, drawn from an experienced, international team of researchers and teachers, answer these questions and many others in order to situate the essential areas of psychology within a cultural perspective.
Arranged thematically, this collection explores the relationship of culture to psychological phenomena. It covers foundational information about introductory and research topics, as well as more advanced clinical and social principles and applications. Packed with research findings and real-world examples, Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives discusses the importance of considering issues such as ethnocentrism, diversity, gender and sexuality in psychology and their impact on research methods.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors.
Part I: Basic Concepts.
1. Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology (Kenneth D. Keith, University of San Diego).
2. Ethnocentrism: Seeing the World From Where We Stand (Kenneth D. Keith, University of San Diego).
Part II: Approaches to Cross-Cultural Research.
3. Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Cross-Cultural Research (Bernard C. Beins, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY).
4. Why Diversity Matters: The Power of Inclusion in Research Methods (Linda M. Woolf, Webster University, St Louis, MO, and Michael R. Hulsizer, Webster University, St Louis, MO).
Part III: Development.
5. Child Development Across Cultures (Adriana Molitor, University of San Diego, and Hui-Chin Hsu, University of Georgia).
6. Cultural Variations in Perceptions of Aging (James T. Gire, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA).
Part IV: Cognition.
7. Culture and Cognition (Michael Cole, University of California, San Diego, and Martin Packer, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, and University of the Andes, Bogota).
8. Cross-Cultural Differences in Visual Perception of Color, Illusions, Depth, and Pictures (William L. Phillips, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA).
9. Cross-Cultural Approaches and Issues in Educational Assessment (Howard T. Everson, City University of New York).
10. A Cross-Cultural Approach to Deconstructing Cognitive Processes in the Mathematics Classroom: Japan and the United States (Noriyuki Inoue, University of San Diego. CA).
Part V: Gender and Sex Roles.
11. Women Across Cultures (Hilary Lips, Radford University, Radford, VA, and Katie Lawson, Radford University, Radford, VA).
12. Experiences of Sexual Minorities in Diverse Cultures (Linh Nguyen Littleford, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, and Mary E. Kite, Ball State University, Muncie, IN).
Part VI: Health, Disorders, and Treatment.
13. Cultural Influences on Health (Regan A. R. Gurung, University of Wisconsin).
14. Culture and Psychotherapy: Searching for an Empirically Supported Relationship (Junko Tanaka-Matsumi, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan).
15. Evidence-Based Interventions for Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents: The Case of Mexican .American Youth (Kristen McCabe, University of San Diego, and Allison Christian, Central Michigan University).
16. International Perspectives on Intellectual Disability (Robert L. Schalock, Hastings College, Chewelah, WA).
Part VII: Emotion and Well-Being.
17. Culture, Emotion, and Expression (David Matsumoto, San Francisco State University, and Hyi Sung Hwang, San Francisco State University).
18. Happiness Around the World (Jennifer Zwolinski, University of San Diego).
19. Well-being Across Cultures: Issues of Measurement and the Interpretation of Data (Robert A. Cummins, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC, Australia, and Anna L. D. Lau, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC, Australia).
Part VIII: Language and Communication.
20. Language and Culture: Commonality, Variation, and Mistaken Assumptions (David S. Kreiner, University of Central Missouri).
21. Crossing Boundaries: Cross-Cultural Communication (Leeva C. Chung, University of San Diego).
Part IX: Personality.
22. Culture and Theories of Personality: Western, Confucian, and Buddhist Perspectives (Peter J. Giordano, Belmont University, Nashville, TN).
23. East Meets West: The Non-Self Versus the Reified Self (Yozan Dirk Mosig, University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Part X: Social Psychology.
24. Multiple Dimensions of Human Diversity (Loreto R. Prieto, Iowa State University, and Sara Schwatken, Iowa State University).
25. Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in Attribution (Anne M. Koenig, University of San Diego, and Kristy K. Dean, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI)
26. The Importance of Attractiveness Across Cultures (Stephanie L. Anderson, Central Community College, Hastings, NE)
27. Multicultural.Identity Development: Theory and Research (Richard L. Miller, University of Nebraska at Kearney).
28. Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology: An African Perspective (Terence Jackson, Middlesex University Business School, UK).
Part XI: Concluding Thoughts.
29. Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perspective: What Does the Future Hold? (Kenneth D. Keith, University of San Diego).
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