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Cross-Cultural Psychology

Contemporary Themes and Perspectives

Keith, Kenneth D. (Editor)


2. Edition June 2019
752 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-43840-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Explains and explores the important areas of psychology through a cultural perspective

This book addresses key areas of psychology, placing them in cultural perspective via a comprehensive overview of current work integrating culture across the major subfields of psychological science. Chapters explore the relation of culture to psychological phenomena, starting with introductory and research foundations, and moving to clinical and social principles and applications. It covers the subfields that are of most importance to undergraduates and beginning graduates, such as consciousness, development, cognition, intelligence, personality, research methods, statistics, gender, personality, health, and well-being.

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives, 2nd Edition is richly documented with research findings and examples from many cultures, illuminating the strengths and limitations of North American psychology, while also highlighting the diversity and vitality of this fascinating field. The book offers many new chapters, in addition to fully updated ones from the previous edition. Starting with basic concepts in the subject, the book offers chapters covering ethnocentrism, diversity, evolutionary psychology, and development across cultures. It also examines education, dreams, language and communication issues, sex roles, happiness, attractiveness, and more.
* Provides a comprehensive overview of current work integrating culture across major subfields of psychological science
* Offers introductory chapters on topics such as cultural psychology and ethnocentrism, which provide a foundation for more specialized chapters in development, education, cognition, and beyond
* Features new chapters in areas such as cultural competence, culture and dreams, education across cultures, abnormality across cultures, and evolutionary psychology
* Presents chapters by some of the leading contributors to the fields of cultural and cross- cultural psychology

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives, 2nd Edition is an ideal book for undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural or cross-cultural psychology.

Part I: Basic Concepts

* Psychology and Culture: An Introduction (Kenneth D. Keith)
* Ethnocentrism: Seeing the World From Where We Stand (Kenneth D. Keith)
* Cultural Competence: Skills for a Psychology of All People* (Leonie Elphinstone)
* Acculturation* (Gabriel Horenczyk)

Part II: Culture, Psychological Science, and Research Methods

* Culture and Research: Methodological and Conceptual Issues (Bernard C. Beins)
* Why Diversity Matters: The Power of Inclusion in Research Methods (Linda M. Woolf & Michael R. Hulsizer)
* Evolutionary Psychology* (Afshin Gharib)

Part III: Development

1. Child Development Across Cultures (Adriana Molitor & Hui-Chin Hsu)
2. Adolescence Across Cultures* (Judith Gibbons & Katelyn Poelker
3. Aging Across Cultures (James T. Gire)

Part IV: Cognition

* Culture and Cognition (Michael Cole and Martin Packer)
* Education Across Cultures* (Ji-Yeon O. Jo)
* Perception Across Cultures (William L. Phillips)
* International Perspectives on Intellectual Disability (Robert L. Schalock & Miguel Ángel Verdugo)

Part V: Consciousness

* Culture and Dreams* (Roger Ivar Lohmann)
* Altered States Across Cultures* (Diana Riboli)

Part VI: Language and Communication

* Language and Culture: Commonality, Variation, & Mistaken Assumptions (David S. Kreiner)
* Crossing Boundaries: Cross-Cultural Communication (Leeva C. Chung)

Part VIII: Gender and Sex Roles

* Women Across Cultures (Hilary M. Lips)
* Experience of Sexual Minorities in Diverse Cultures (Linh Nguyen Littleford & Mary E. Kite)

Part IX: Health, Disorders, and Treatment

* Cultural Influences on Health (Regan A. R. Gurung)
* Abnormality Across Cultures* (Josephine C. H. Tan)
* Culture and Psychotherapy (Junko Tanaka-Matsumi)

Part X: Emotion, Well-Being, and Quality of Life

* Culture, Emotion, and Expression (David Matsumoto & Hyi Sung Hwang)
* Well-Being Across Cultures (Robert Cummins)
* Happiness Around the World* (Jennifer Zwolinki)

Part XI: Social Psychology

* Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in Attribution (Kristy Dean & Anne Koenig)
* The Role of Attractiveness Across Cultures (Stephanie L. Anderson)
* Multicultural Identity Development (Richard L. Miller)
* Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology (Terence Jackson)

Part XII: Personality

* Culture and Theories of Personality: Western, Confucian, and Buddhist Perspectives (Peter J. Giordano)
* The Five-Factor Model: Contemporary Personality Theory* (Irina A. Novikova)

Part XIII: Concluding Thoughts

* Culture and Psychology: Prospects and Possibilities? (Kenneth D. Keith)

* New chapters
Kenneth D. Keith, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of San Diego. He has taught introductory psychology, research methods, history and systems of psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. His research interests include cross-cultural psychology, quality of life, intellectual disability, and the teaching of psychology. Keith is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association(Divisions on Teaching and International Psychology), the Western Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, and a member of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, former President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and former Chief Reader for the College Board Advanced Placement Psychology program.

K. D. Keith, University of San Diego, USA