Cross-cultural Topics in Psychology

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Leonore Loeb Adler, Uwe Peter Gielen
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Psychology - 355 pages
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This second edition of a classic work in cross-cultural psychology brings together scholars from the United States and abroad to provide a concise new introduction to selected topics in cross-cultural psychology, the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes under diverse cultural conditions.

Topics include history and methods of cross-cultural studies, developmental aspects in cross-cultural psychology, personality and belief systems across cultures, and applications for cross-cultural psychology. Within these categories, contributors touch on subjects such as language and communication, child and moral development, gender roles, aging, emotion and personality, international business, and mental health. This volume will be of value to all scholars, students, and practitioners in psychology.

  

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Contents

Introduction to CrossCultural Psychology
3
CrossCultural Psychology in Historical Perspective
15
Research Methods for Studies in the Field
29
Language and Communication
47
Child and Adolescent Development CrossCultural Perspectives
63
Preference for Principled Moral Reasoning A Developmental and CrossCultural Perspective
81
Women and Gender Roles
103
Aging and Old Age in CrossCultural Perspective
115
Beliefs and Cultural Social Psychology
185
Multinational Enterprises
201
Intercultural Contact and Communication
213
Psychological Aspects of Immigration
229
Psychopathological and Clinical Aspects of Personal Experience From Selves and Values to Deficits and Symptoms
247
Mental Health Treatment and Service Delivery in CrossCultural Perspective
263
Epilogue
281
References
283

Culture and Emotion
131
The Influence of Culture on Stress India and England
149
Personality across Cultures
171
Index
335
About the Editors and Contributors
347
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LEONORE LOEB ADLER is the Director of the Institute for Cross-Cultural and Cross-Ethnic Studies and Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at Molloy College.UWE P. GIELEN is Professor of Psychology and International Cultural Studies at St. Francis College.

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