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Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology
Eastern and Western Perspectives



January 2007 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
CHOICE MAGAZINE Outstanding Academic Title for 2007

This unique textbook eloquently introduces students to international perspectives on cross-cultural psychology (both Eastern and Western cultures), adopting a truly accessible narrative approach throughout. The main thrust of the book's content is to discuss the framework of culture, family structure, health, and bereavement. Intercultural interaction—and all of their intersections—and consideration are also given to methodological and ethical research issues and their application to differing cultures.

Key Features:
  • Addresses international research on cross-cultural psychology unlike other books that focus purely on Western perspectives
  • A thoughtful yet provocative writing style that appropriately combines the narrative and the informative
  • An array of vignettes, case studies, and other text features which will really bring the book to life for students
Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology provides a solid and interesting foundation for any undergraduate student with an interest in the cross-cultural aspects of psychology.

 
What Is This Thing Called Culture?
 
Nature, Rationale and Scope of Cross-Cultural Psychology
 
Methodological Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology
 
Research in Cross-Cultural Settings
Ethical Considerations

 
 
Doing Research in India
Cultural and Ethical Considerations

 
 
A Conceptual Model of Cross-Cultural Differences in Eastern and Western Cultures
 
Family Structures and Child Rearing Practices
 
Cross-Culture Considerations in Health, Happiness and Illness
 
Intercultural Perception and Interaction
 
Death and Bereavement
Cross Cultural Perspectives

 

'Few psychology books capture the reader through their table of contents like this one. The book contrasts dominant ideas from Eastern and Western psychology and, in doing so, challanges one's own assumptions...perhaps the book's greatest strength is the holistic focus on life as a lived experience, which also makes it fun to read.' -
The Psychologist


'Even if the examples mainly describe the differences between the Indian and western ways of thinking they do help in understanding cultural differences in general…One can recommend Cross-cultural Psychology for people from many different fields. It is not just professionals of psychology or social psychology who need to understand these differences'
Psykologia


J. Bailey
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
CHOICE

'Few psychology books capture the reader through their table of contents like this one. The book contrasts dominant ideas from Eastern and Western psychology and, in doing so, challanges one's own assumptions...perhaps the book's greatest strength is the holistic focus on life as a lived experience, which also makes it fun to read.' -
The Psychologist


'Even if the examples mainly describe the differences between the Indian and western ways of thinking they do help in understanding cultural differences in general…One can recommend Cross-cultural Psychology for people from many different fields. It is not just professionals of psychology or social psychology who need to understand these differences'
Psykologia



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Ms Sharon Gilbert
HSSBT, Patrick Henry Cmty College
April 1, 2014

A good allround introduction to cross-cultural psychology

Dr Linda Fisher-Hoyrem
Seksjon for teologi og sammfunnsvitenskapligefag, Ansgar Teologiske Hoyskole
October 21, 2013

Students are advised to read this book to raise their awareness of cross-cultural issues that are relevant to modern health psychology in a multi-cultural society.

Dr Paula Corcoran
Department of Psychology, City University
September 13, 2012

Brings a nice comparison of a cross-cultural perspective to understanding communication and interpersonal behavior. Would help to broaden some of the cultures and examples.

Dr Jean Chin
Derner Inst Of Adv Psyc Stds, Adelphi University
November 10, 2010

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