The Social Psychology of Cultureby Chi-Yue Chiu, Ying-Yi Hong
As the speed of globalization accelerates, world cultures are more closely connected to each other than ever before. But what exactly is culture? It seems to be involved in all psychological processes, but can its psychological consequences be studied scientifically? How can cultural differences be described without reifying culture and reinforcing cultural… See more details below
As the speed of globalization accelerates, world cultures are more closely connected to each other than ever before. But what exactly is culture? It seems to be involved in all psychological processes, but can its psychological consequences be studied scientifically? How can cultural differences be described without reifying culture and reinforcing cultural stereotypes? Culture and mind constitute each other, but how? Why do humans need culture? How did the evolution of the mind enable the development of human culture? How does participation in culture transform the mind, and how does the mind process and apply culture? How may culture become a resource for pursuing valued goals, and how does culture become part of the self? How do culture travelers navigate cultures and negotiate multiple cultural identities?
The authors of this volume offer a refreshing theoretical perspective and organize seemingly disparate research evidence into a coherent body of psychological knowledge. With its accessible language and lively narrative, this volume engages its readers in an intellectual journey through the fascinating research literatures in psychology, anthropology, and the cognate disciplines.
This book will make an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses on psychology and culture, cultural studies, cognitive anthropology, and intercultural communication.
Table of Contents
|1||What is culture?||1|
|2||Strategies for describing culture||25|
|3||Psychological foundation of human culture||47|
|4||What is culture for?||67|
|5||Culture as mental habits : shared unintended thoughts||99|
|6||Culture, self, and others : who am I and who are they?||127|
|7||Events and norms : how events unfold and what we should do||157|
|8||Organization and application of cultural knowledge||193|
|9||Reproduction of culture and cultural change||225|
|10||Intercultural contacts : implications for cultural competence||255|
|11||Globalization and multicultural identities||281|
|12||Scientific study of cultural processes||309|
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