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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

a good resource

Miss Amy Yorke
Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate
November 15, 2013

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.

Mr Peter Karlsson
Sch of Health & Social Sciences - HOS, Halmstad University
October 16, 2013
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Ch. 4: How to do Cross-Cultural Psychology


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