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Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures
Engaging with Others in a Changing World

Second Edition

December 2013 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective. It then examines cultural differences and their origins, before addressing traditional social psychological themes cross-culturally, for example group processes, self and identity, intergroup relations. Themes of contemporary relevance including migration, ethnic conflict and climate change are also covered.

Key features:

  • Presentation of concepts and theories made accessible to the reader using practical examples and everyday life experiences from diverse parts of the world
  • Biographical portraits of key researchers in the field
  • Coverage of the appropriate methods for conducting state-of-the-art cross-cultural research

This textbook is appropriate for students of social and cross-cultural psychology. It will also interest practitioners wanting to understand the impact of culture on their fields of work, such as international relations, social policy, health promotion, ethnic relations and international business.

Part One: Establishing the Framework
1. Why Does Social Psychology Need a Cross-Cultural Perspective?
2. Clarifying the Way Forward with Culture: Theories and Frameworks
3. The Origins and Dynamics of Culture
4. How to do Cross-Cultural Psychology
Part Two: Core Aspects of Social Psychology in Cross-Cultural Perspective
5. Personality and Social Context
6. Cognition, Motivation and Emotion
7. Self and Identity Processes
8. Cultural Norms and Socialisation Processes
9. Interpersonal Behaviour
10. Group Processes
Part Three: The World in Flux
11. Intercultural Contact
12. Intergroup Relations
13. Acculturation
14. Globalisation and Cultural Change
15. The Unfinished Agenda

Good coverage of cultural perspectives and differences within social psychological research.

Dr Fiona McSweeney
Social Science , Dublin Institute of Technology
January 26, 2015

Too complex for student in their first year

FHSC, London South Bank University
October 13, 2014

Would be too "high-calibre" for students at this time in their programme. However, I may use this text in the following years for students as they gain further experience in health care.

Mr Thomas Beary
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Hertfordshire
October 8, 2014

great source for getting more insights into cross-cultural aspects

Professor Sonia Lippke
Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen
February 10, 2014

This book is appropriate for all students in healthcare, its provides broad knowldge about all different type of cultues, including appropriate way to communicate with the servise users.

Mrs Yetunde Akinnuoye
Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
December 4, 2013

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