Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures
Engaging with Others in a Changing World
- Peter B Smith - University of Sussex, UK
- Ronald Fischer - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Vivian L. Vignoles - University of Sussex, UK
- Michael Harris Bond - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
- Presentation of concepts and theories made accessible to the reader using practical examples and everyday life experiences from diverse parts of the world
- Biographical portraits of key researchers in the field
- Coverage of the appropriate methods for conducting state-of-the-art cross-cultural research
This textbook is appropriate for students of social and cross-cultural psychology. It will also interest practitioners wanting to understand the impact of culture on their fields of work, such as international relations, social policy, health promotion, ethnic relations and international business.
The material in this book is not very pertinent to more sociological approach of the cultural psychology course I teach.
It is a great book covering major theoretical and methodological perspectives in cross-cultural psychology!
An interesting book - favourite chapter is chapter nine
Good coverage of cultural perspectives and differences within social psychological research.
Too complex for student in their first year
Would be too "high-calibre" for students at this time in their programme. However, I may use this text in the following years for students as they gain further experience in health care.
great source for getting more insights into cross-cultural aspects
This book is appropriate for all students in healthcare, its provides broad knowldge about all different type of cultues, including appropriate way to communicate with the servise users.
a good resource
I will recommend this book to all my students because of it's immense importance in today's world. I have not been able yet to work it in as essential reading due to sudden restructuring of our undergraduate courses. Hopefully it will be possible to give this book a more prominent role in our social psychology courses in the future.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 4: How to do Cross-Cultural Psychology