The Psychology of the Chinese People

The Psychology of the Chinese People

by Michael Harris Bond
     
 

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Although the Chinese people constitute more than a quarter of the world's population, this book is the first to summarize and integrate the wealth of data available (both in Chinese and English) on their psychological functioning. The well-known contributors emphasize prime areas of research, the theoretical models used to integrate these findings, and problems for

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Although the Chinese people constitute more than a quarter of the world's population, this book is the first to summarize and integrate the wealth of data available (both in Chinese and English) on their psychological functioning. The well-known contributors emphasize prime areas of research, the theoretical models used to integrate these findings, and problems for future investigation. They provide a cross-cultural perspective on the data, covering topics such as socialization, perception, cognition, personality, psychopathology, social behavior, and organization. Full of interesting comparisons, facts, and insights, the work will appeal to psychologists and psychiatrists, cultural anthropologists, sociologists, and anyone interested in Chinese culture.

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"As a source of psychological information of the world's most populous culture, this volume is an important milestone. Jam-packed with information, rich in explanations and testable hypotheses, this book will serve as a guide for contributions to and consumers of psychological research on Chinese culture for years to come." —CUHK Educational Journal

"In this slender treatise on the Chinese character, [Bond] combines his Asian background with his expertise in psychology, and the result is a polished gem. Bond manages to pack so much information into this compact book, with such a readable cadence and vivid style, that its size often seems just right." —Contemporary Psychology

"Broadly speaking, the authors of this volume represent three types of effort: (1) depicting the process of socialization of Chinese; (2) exploring the psychological meaning underlying the behavior of ordinary Chinese people which make up the bulk of the studies; and (3) interpreting indigenous concepts from indigenous viewpoints. . .Along with examining the literature regarding particular variables in multicultural contexts, this volume does move us all closer to the kind of synthesis we hope will emerge in the future."—International Group of Tensions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195842791
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.73(d)

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