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Social Psychology and Cultural Context

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Volume: 4

July 1999 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"Individually and collectively, the pieces balance cross-cultural psychology's interest in the large scale community with psychology's traditional emphasis on small groups, interpersonal processes, and individual thought, feeling, and action. The chapters range in topic, in level of analysis, and in emphasis on theory and application, but they harmonize to map the field - identifying where it has been and how it might develop. The central theme is that culture and individual psychology are inseparable and that understanding both will lead to a more comprehensive understanding of human behavior than either perspective in isolation. The book delivers: It offers important insights on the commonalties, universality, and uniqueness of human behavior. The book is dedicated to Harry C. Triandis and is truly a tribute to his work." — John F. Dovidio, Department of Psychology, Colgate University "In this book, cross-cultural psychologists from around the world honor the discipline's founding father, Harry C. Triandis. The book has become a perfect overview of the state of the art in cross-cultural psychology." — Geert Hofstede, Tilburg University, The Netherlands "The past 10 years or so have seen a sharp increase in the number of college and university courses throughout the world that focus on culture as a powerful force that shapes the thought and behavior of all humans. It would be most difficult to organize and teach one of these courses without mentioning Triandis's influence numerous times. I am extremely pleased that this book has been added to the cross-cultural literature." — from the Foreword by Walter J. Lonner, Western Washington State University This book celebrates Harry Triandis's overall contribution to culture and social psychology in general, and his most original and significant contribution to this area, the concept of subjective culture. In this volume, top cross-cultural researchers who are deeply familiar with Triandis's work critically examine the concept of subjective culture from a number of perspectives and extend it in many new directions of basic and applied social psychology. The result is an up-to-date examination of various topics and areas of social psychology from the unique perspective of subjective culture. One significant feature of this book is an attempt at framing and situating the concept of subjective culture within the current theoretical discourse on culture and psychology. Social Psychology and Cultural Context is the first survey of social psychology to integrate cross-cultural issues. This book not only utilizes several variants of the construct of subjective culture but also reflects the current state of affairs in the social domain of cross-cultural psychology. Written by world-renowned specialists, the chapters reflect valuable insights to students and researchers in both cross-cultural and social psychology.


Walter J Lonner
Foreword
John Adamopoulos and Yoshihisa Kashima
Preface
A Dedication

 
John Adamopoulos and Yoshihisa Kashima
Introduction
Subjective Culture as a Research Tradition

 
 
PART ONE: REFLECTIONS ON CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
John W Berry
On the Unity of the Field of Culture and Psychology
Michael Harris Bond
Unity in Diversity
Orientations and Strategies for Building a Harmonious, Multicultural Society

 
 
PART TWO: THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS IN CROSS-CULTURAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Jack M Feldman
Four Questions about Human Social Behavior
The Social Cognitive Approach to Culture and Psychology

 
John Adamopoulos
The Emergence of Cultural Patterns of Interpersonal Behavior
Yoshihisa Kashima and Emiko S Kashima
Culture, Connectionism, and the Self
 
PART THREE: ELEMENTS OF SUBJECTIVE CULTURE
James Jaccard, Harold A Litardo and Choi K Wan
Subjective Culture and Social Behavior
Shalom H Schwartz, Arielle Lehmann and Sonia Roccas
Multimethod Probes of Basic Human Values
Josephine C Naidoo
The Experience of Contrasting Subjective Cultures
The Case of South Asian Women in Canada

 
Gerardo Marín
Subjective Culture in Health Interventions
Roy S Malpass
Subjective Culture and the Law
 
PART FOUR: GROUP AND INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES
James Georgas
Family in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Kwok Leung and Darius K-S Chan
Conflict Management Across Cultures
Emiko S Kashima and Yoshihisa Kashima
Negotiation of the Self in Interpersonal Interaction
Japan-Australia Comparison

 
 
PART FIVE: APPLIED CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
Richard W Brislin and Dharm P S Bhawuk
Cross-Cultural Training
Research and Innovations

 
Andrew R Davidson et al
Culture and Family Planning
The Acceptability of Male Contraception

 
C Harry Hui and Candice Yee
Culture, Control Beliefs and Job Satisfaction
John Adamopoulos and Yoshihisa Kashima
Epilogue

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