Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 31, 1992 - Psychology - 459 pages
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Cross-Cultural Psychology is a comprehensive overview of cross-cultural studies in a number of substantive areas - psychological development, social behavior, personality, cognition, and perception - and covers theory and applications to acculturation, work, communication, health, and national development. Cast within an ecological and cultural framework, it views the development and display of human behavior as the outcome of both ecological and socio-political influences, and it adopts a 'universalistic' position with respect to the range of similarities and differences in human behavior across cultures. Basic psychological processes are assumed to be species-wide, shared human characteristics, but culture plays variations on these underlying similarities.
 

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Contents

Introduction to crosscultural psychology
1
Cultural transmission and development
17
Social behavior
42
Personality
69
Cognition
99
Perception
131
Cultural approaches
165
Biological approaches
192
Acculturation and culture contact
271
Ethnic groups and minorities
292
Organizations and work
315
Communication and training
339
Health behavior
356
Psychology and the developing world
378
Epilogue
391
Author index
440

Methodological concerns
219
Theoretical issues in crosscultural psychology
247

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John Berry is Emeritus Professor of Queen's University, Kingston. He has been a Visiting Professor and researched at a large number of universities around the world and has published over 30 books and 150 journal articles. His honours include the Donald Hebb prize from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Interamerican Prize from the Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia and Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Geneva and Athens.

Ype H. Poortinga is Professor in cross-cultural psychology at the Universities of Tilburg and Leuven. From 1965-1972 he worked at the National Insititute for Personnel Research in Johannesburg. He has been Secretary-General and President of the International Association of Cross- Cultural Psychology and President of the International Test Commission, the Dutch Psychological Association and the European Federation of Psychologists Association.

Pierre Dasen is a Professor at the University of Geneva, where he originally studied developmental psychology under Piaget. He has worked and studied with Aboriginal children in Australia, Inuit in Canada, Baoulé in Côte d'Ivoire and Kikuyu in Kenya. More recently he has directed a research team working on intercultural education and he has co-authored and co-edited a number of books on cross-cultural psychology.

Marshall Segall is Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Psychology in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He has also taught at Columbia University, the State University of Iowa and Makerere University in Uganda. He has co-authored a number of textbooks and monographs on cross-cultural psychology and served as President of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology and President for the Interdisciplinary Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

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