Cultural Issues in Psychology

Cultural Issues in Psychology

by Andrew Stevenson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415429234

ISBN-13: 9780415429238

Pub. Date: 12/19/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Does our cultural background influence the way we think and feel about ourselves and others? Does our culture affect how we choose our partners, how we define intelligence and abnormality and how we bring up our children? Psychologists have long pondered the relationship between culture and a range of psychological attributes. Cultural Issues In Psychology

Overview

Does our cultural background influence the way we think and feel about ourselves and others? Does our culture affect how we choose our partners, how we define intelligence and abnormality and how we bring up our children? Psychologists have long pondered the relationship between culture and a range of psychological attributes. Cultural Issues In Psychology is an all round student guide to the key studies, theories and controversies which seek to explore human behaviour in a global context.

The book explores key controversies in global psychology, such as:

  • Culture: what does it mean and how has it been researched?
  • Relativism and universalism: are they compatible approaches in global research?
  • Ethnocentrism: is psychological research dominated by a few regions of the world?
  • Indigenous psychologies: what are the diverse research traditions from around the world?
  • Research methods and perspectives: how can we compare and contrast cross-cultural psychology and cultural psychology?

The book also includes detailed examinations of global research into mainstream areas of psychology, such as social, cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as abnormal psychology.

With insightful classroom activities and helpful pedagogical features, this detailed, yet accessibly written book gives introductory-level psychology students access to a concise review of key research, issues, controversies and diverse approaches in the area of culture and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415429238
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/2009
Series:
Foundations of Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1. Concepts and Controversies. Searching for Human Universals: Introducing Cross-Cultural Psychology. How We Got Here: A Short History of Psychology Across Cultures. Culture and Its Influence: Exploring a Key Concept in Global Psychology. Is Psychology Ethnocentric: Imposed Ethics, Culture Bias and Indigenous Psychologies. Challenging Cross-Culturalism: Alternative Paradigms in Global Psychology. Part 2. Cultural Issues. Culture, Cognition and Intellect: Thinking Through Cultures. Culture, Social Cognition and Social Influence: Social Psychology Across Cultures. Culture and Child Development: Childhood Across Cultures. Culture and Abnormality: Definitions, Diagnoses and Treatment Across Cultures. Conclusions and Future Directions.

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