Understanding Culture's Influence on Behavior

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1993 - Communication interculturelle - 417 pages
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This book was written to introduce students to disciplines that study culture's influence on human behavior; these disciplines include cross-cultural psychology, intercultural communication and international organizational behavior. Because virtually everyone interacts with individuals from different cultures, this book helps them to understand these interactions in their own lives. Written in a lively, engaging style with many examples to illustrate complex concepts, this text covers a range of topics that are of inherent interest to readers, such as schooling, work, gender, socialization of children, and health. This text is used in a variety of departments including psychology, sociology, communications, and business. This book can also be used in a course that satisfies a college wide 'diversity' requirement.

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Contents

Some Methodological Concerns in Intercultural
59
Other Cultures
207
Culture and Health
323
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About the author (1993)

Richard Breslin's current research focuses on mentoring, cross-cultural training materials and the experiences of business people on overseas assignments. Brislin reviews submissions for over ten professional journals and five major textbook publishers. He develops materials for use in cross-cultural training programs and is the author of a text in cross-cultural psychology. One of his books, "The Art of Getting Things Done: A Practical Guide to the Use of Power," was a Book of the Month Club selection in 1992. His most recent publication is Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide," published by SAGE Publications.

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