Overview

Crossing cultures can be a stimulating and rewarding adventure. It can also be a stressful and bewildering experience. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Furnham and Bochner's classic Culture Shock (1986) examines the psychological and social processes involved in intercultural contact, including learning new culture specific skills, managing stress and coping with an unfamiliar environment, changing cultural identities and enhancing intergroup relations.
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Psychology of Culture Shock - ED2

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Overview

Crossing cultures can be a stimulating and rewarding adventure. It can also be a stressful and bewildering experience. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Furnham and Bochner's classic Culture Shock (1986) examines the psychological and social processes involved in intercultural contact, including learning new culture specific skills, managing stress and coping with an unfamiliar environment, changing cultural identities and enhancing intergroup relations.
The book describes the ABCs of intercultural encounters, highlighting Effective, Behavioural and Cognitive components of cross-cultural experience. It incorporates both theoretical and applied perspectives on culture shock and a comprehensive review of empirical research on a variety of cross-cultural travellers, such as tourists, students, business travellers, immigrants and refugees. Minimising the adverse effects of culture shock, facilitating positive msychological outcomes and discussion of selection and training techniques for living and working abroad represent some of the practical issues covered.
The Psychology of Culture Shock will provide an essential reference and textbook for courses within psychology, sociology and business training. It will also be a valuable resource for professionals working with culturally diverse populations and acculturating groups such as international students immigrants or refugees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203992258
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 3/29/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Preface
Pt. I The psychology of intercultural contact 1
1 Introduction and overview: Setting the scene 4
2 Intercultural contact: Processes and outcomes 19
Pt. II Theoretical approaches to 'culture shock' 47
3 Culture learning 51
4 Stress, coping and adjustment 70
5 Social identification theories 98
Pt. III Varieties of culture travellers 123
6 Tourists 127
7 Sojourners: International students 142
8 Sojourners: International business people 168
9 Immigrants 193
10 Refugees 220
Pt. IV Applications and conclusions 247
11 Culture training 248
12 Conclusion 270
References 282
Author Index 345
Subject Index 361
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