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Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives, 2nd Edition

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives, 2nd Edition

Kenneth D. Keith (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-43840-3

Jun 2019, Wiley-Blackwell

588 pages


The second edition of Cross-Cultural Psychology aims to put the key areas of psychology in cultural perspective via a comprehensive overview of current work integrating culture across major the subfields of psychological science. Chapters explore the relationship of culture to psychological phenomena in a sequence leading from introductory and research foundations to clinical and social principles and applications, covering the subfields of most importance to undergraduates and beginning graduates. These include consciousness, development, cognition, intelligence, personality, gender, personality, health, and well-being. Many chapters are brand new while others have been retained from the first edition but fully updated, making this edition more comprehensive than its predecessor. In addition to the need for good textbooks for dedicated courses in this area, there is also a need for good source material for instructors adopting the “infusion” approach to cultural concepts recommended by the APA. The book’s structure makes it highly appropriate for either approach. It is richly documented with research findings and examples from many cultures, illuminating the strengths and limitations of North American psychology while also highlighting the diversity and vitality of this fascinating field.

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Part I: Basic Concepts


  1. Psychology and Culture: An Introduction (Kenneth D. Keith)
  2. Ethnocentrism: Seeing the World From Where We Stand (Kenneth D. Keith)
  3. Cultural Competence: Skills for a Psychology of All People* (Leonie Elphinstone)
  4. Acculturation* (Gabriel Horenczyk)


Part II: Culture, Psychological Science, and Research Methods


  1. Culture and Research: Methodological and Conceptual Issues (Bernard C. Beins)
  2. Why Diversity Matters: The Power of Inclusion in Research Methods (Linda M. Woolf & Michael R. Hulsizer)
  3. Evolutionary Psychology* (Afshin Gharib)


Part III: Development


       1. Child Development Across Cultures (Adriana Molitor & Hui-Chin Hsu)
       2. Adolescence Across Cultures* (Judith Gibbons & Katelyn Poelker
       3. Aging Across Cultures (James T. Gire)


 Part IV: Cognition


  1. Culture and Cognition (Michael Cole and Martin Packer)
  2. Education Across Cultures* (Ji-Yeon O. Jo)
  3. Perception Across Cultures (William L. Phillips)
  4. International Perspectives on Intellectual Disability (Robert L. Schalock & Miguel Ángel Verdugo)


Part V: Consciousness


  1. Culture and Dreams* (Roger Ivar Lohmann)
  2. Altered States Across Cultures* (Diana Riboli)


Part VI: Language and Communication


  1. Language and Culture: Commonality, Variation, & Mistaken Assumptions (David S. Kreiner)
  2. Crossing Boundaries: Cross-Cultural Communication (Leeva C. Chung)


Part VIII: Gender and Sex Roles


  1. Women Across Cultures (Hilary M. Lips)
  2. Experience of Sexual Minorities in Diverse Cultures (Linh Nguyen Littleford & Mary E. Kite)


Part IX: Health, Disorders, and Treatment


  1. Cultural Influences on Health (Regan A. R. Gurung)
  2. Abnormality Across Cultures* (Josephine C. H. Tan)
  3. Culture and Psychotherapy (Junko Tanaka-Matsumi)


 Part X: Emotion, Well-Being, and Quality of Life


  1. Culture, Emotion, and Expression (David Matsumoto & Hyi Sung Hwang)
  2. Well-Being Across Cultures (Robert Cummins)
  3. Happiness Around the World* (Jennifer Zwolinki)


Part XI: Social Psychology


  1. Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in Attribution (Kristy Dean & Anne Koenig)
  2. The Role of Attractiveness Across Cultures (Stephanie L. Anderson)
  3. Multicultural Identity Development (Richard L. Miller)
  4. Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology (Terence Jackson)


Part XII: Personality


  1. Culture and Theories of Personality: Western, Confucian, and Buddhist Perspectives (Peter J. Giordano)
  2. The Five-Factor Model: Contemporary Personality Theory* (Irina A. Novikova)


Part XIII: Concluding Thoughts


  1. Culture and Psychology: Prospects and Possibilities? (Kenneth D. Keith)



      * New chapters