Psychology and Culture: Thinking, Feeling and Behaving in a Global Context / Edition 1

Psychology and Culture: Thinking, Feeling and Behaving in a Global Context / Edition 1

by Lisa Vaughn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1841698733

ISBN-13: 9781841698731

Pub. Date: 05/12/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With increasing globalization, countries face social, linguistic, religious and other cultural changes that can lead to misunderstandings in a variety of settings. These changes can have broader implications across the world, leading to changing dynamics in identity, gender, relationships, family, and community. This book addresses the subsequent need for a basic

Overview

With increasing globalization, countries face social, linguistic, religious and other cultural changes that can lead to misunderstandings in a variety of settings. These changes can have broader implications across the world, leading to changing dynamics in identity, gender, relationships, family, and community. This book addresses the subsequent need for a basic understanding of the cultural dimensions of psychology and their application to everyday settings.

The book discusses the basis of culture and presents related theories and concepts, including a description of how cognition and behavior are influenced by different sociocultural contexts. The text explores a broad definition of culture and provides practical models to improve intercultural relations, communication, and cultural competency.

Each chapter contains an introduction, a concise overview of the topic, a practical application of the topic using current global examples, and a brief summary. This up to date overview of psychology and culture is ideal reading for undergraduate and graduate students and academics interested in culturally related topics and issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841698731
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/2010
Series:
Psychology Focus Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
584,203
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Concepts. 2. Identity and Culture. 3. Intercultural Interactions and Acculturation. 4. Human Development/Socialization and Culture. 5. Basic Psychological Processes and Culture. 6. Intercultural Communication and Education. 7. Work/Organizations and Culture. 8. Relationships, Sexuality and Culture. 9. Health and Culture. Further Reading.

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