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By far the most interesting section of the book for me was the third one entitled "The World in Flux." Here, speech, levels of contact and group behaviour are brought together in plausible narrative at every level from individual interactions to intra- and intergroup dynamics. Acculturation, coping with cultural identity threat as well as bicultural identity development and integration are explored, relevant to many of today’s burning cultural conflicts.
'... For anyone eager to learn about how members of different cultures are fundamentally different - and yet sometimes remarkably similar - this book provides a great read.' Roy F. Baumeister Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
'Understanding Social Psychology across Cultures 2e is an intellectual tour de force of the latest developments in cross-cultural social psychology. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in culture and human behavior.'
Michele J. Gelfand University of Maryland, College Park, USA
The material in this book is not very pertinent to more sociological approach of the cultural psychology course I teach.
It is a great book covering major theoretical and methodological perspectives in cross-cultural psychology!
An interesting book - favourite chapter is chapter nine
Good coverage of cultural perspectives and differences within social psychological research.
Too complex for student in their first year
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.
great source for getting more insights into cross-cultural aspects
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.
a good resource
I will recommend this book to all my students because of it's immense importance in today's world. I have not been able yet to work it in as essential reading due to sudden restructuring of our undergraduate courses. Hopefully it will be possible to give this book a more prominent role in our social psychology courses in the future.