Handbook of Cultural Psychology

Handbook of Cultural Psychology

by Shinobu Kitayama PhD, Dov Cohen PhD

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Handbook of Cultural Psychology by Shinobu Kitayama PhD

Bringing together leading authorities, this definitive handbook provides a comprehensive review of the field of cultural psychology. Major theoretical perspectives are explained, and methodological issues and challenges are discussed. The volume examines how topics fundamental to psychology—identity and social relations, the self, cognition, emotion and motivation, and development—are influenced by cultural meanings and practices. It also presents cutting-edge work on the psychological and evolutionary underpinnings of cultural stability and change. In all, more than 60 contributors have written over 30 chapters covering such diverse areas as food, love, religion, intelligence, language, attachment, narratives, and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606236550
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 894
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Shinobu Kitayama, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan, where he has been teaching since 2003. Prior to joining the faculty there, Dr. Kitayama taught at the Universities of Oregon and Chicago and at Kyoto University. He is currently the Editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Throughout his career Dr. Kitayama has studied cultural variations of self, emotion, and cognition, and has presented his work in the books Culture and Emotion: The Study of Mutual Influences (with Hazel Markus) and The Heart’s Eye: Emotional Influences in Perception and Attention, as well as in such leading journals as Psychological Review, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Dov Cohen, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan and taught at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His research interests relate to cultural continuity and change, within-culture variability, and the way people position themselves with respect to dominant cultural ideals. Dr. Cohen has conducted research on the cultural syndromes of honor, dignity, and face, as well as on cross-cultural similarities and differences in the experience of self. He coauthored the book Culture of Honor (with Richard Nisbett) and coedited Culture and Social Behavior (with Richard Sorrentino, James Olson, and Mark Zanna).

Table of Contents

I. The Discipline and Its History

1. Sociocultural Psychology: The Dynamic Interdependence among Self Systems and Social Systems, Hazel Rose Markus and MarYam G. Hamedani

2. Anthropological Foundations of Cultural Psychology, Robert A. LeVine

3. Culture and Psychology: A History of the Study of Their Relationship, Harry C. Triandis

4. Evolutionary Foundations of Cultural Psychology, Melvin J. Konner

II. Theory and Methods

5. Cultural–Historical Activity Theory: Integrating Phylogeny, Cultural History, and Ontogenesis in Cultural Psychology, Michael Cole and Giyoo Hatano

6. Self as Cultural Mode of Being, Shinobu Kitayama, Sean Duffy, and Yukiko Uchida

7. Integrating System Approaches to Culture and Personality: The Cultural Cognitive–Affective Processing System, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Walter Mischel

8. Methods in Cultural Psychology, Dov Cohen

9. Cultural Neuroscience: Parsing Universality and Diversity across Levels of Analysis, Joan Y. Chiao and Nalini Ambady

10. Priming "Culture": Culture as Situated Cognition, Daphna Oyserman and Spike Wing-Sing Lee

III. Identity and Social Relations

11. Social Relationships in Our Species and Cultures, Alan P. Fiske and Susan T. Fiske

12. Culture and Social Identity, Marilynn B. Brewer and Masaki Yuki

13. Multicultural Identities, Ying-yi Hong, Ching Wan, Sun No, and Chi-yue Chiu

14. Cultural Psychology of Workways, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Fiona Lee

15. Culture and Social Structure: The Relevance of Social Structure to Cultural Psychology, Carmi Schooler

IV. Acquisition and Change of Culture

16. Food and Eating, Paul Rozin

17. Religion’s Social and Cognitive Landscape: An Evolutionary Perspective, Scott Atran

18. Cultural Evolution and the Shaping of Cultural Diversity, Lesley Newson, Peter J. Richerson, and Robert Boyd

19. Cultural Psychology of Moral Development, Joan G. Miller

20. Situating the Child in Context: Attachment Relationships and Self-Regulation in Different Cultures, Gilda A. Morelli and Fred Rothbaum

21. Biocultural Co-Construction of Developmental Plasticity across the Lifespan, Shu-Chen Li

V. Cognition

22. Intelligence and Culture, Robert J. Sternberg

23. Perception and Cognition, Ara Norenzayan, Incheol Choi, and Kaiping Peng

24. Narrative Reverberations: How Participation in Narrative Practices Co-Creates Persons and Cultures, Peggy J. Miller, Heidi Fung, and Michelle Koven

25. Culture, Categorization, and Reasoning, Douglas L. Medin, Sara J. Unsworth, and Lawrence Hirschfeld

26. Culture and Memory, Qi Wang and Michael Ross

27. Language, Cognition, and Culture: Beyond the Whorfian Hypothesis, Chi-yue Chiu, Angela K-y. Leung, and Letty Kwan

VI. Emotion and Motivation

28. Culture and Subjective Well-Being, William Tov and Ed Diener

29. Culture and Motivation: What Motivates People to Act in the Ways That They Do?, Steven J. Heine

30. The Cultural Psychology of Emotion, Batja Mesquita and Janxin Leu

31. Passionate Love and Sexual Desire, Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Lise D. Martel

32. Emotion, Biology, and Culture, Robert W. Levenson, José Soto, and Nnamdi Pole

33. Culture and Psychopathology: Foundations, Issues, and Directions, Anthony J. Marsella and Ann Marie Yamada

VII. Commentaries from Two Perspectives

34. An Anthropological Perspective: The Revival of Cultural Psychology—Some Premonitions and Reflections, Richard A. Shweder

35. A Psychological Perspective: Cultural Psychology—Past, Present, and Future, Richard E. Nisbett

VIII. Epilogue

36. Cultural Psychology: This Stanza and the Next, Dov Cohen and Shinobu Kitayama

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