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Using an engaging storytelling approach, Culture and Psychology introduces students to culture from a scientific yet accessible point of view. Author Stephen Fox integrates art, literature, and music into each chapter to offer students a rich and complete picture of cultures from around the world. The text wholly captures students’ attention while addressing key concepts typically found in a Psychology of Culture or Cross-Cultural Psychology course. Chapters feature personalized, interdisciplinary stories to help students understand specific concepts and theories, and encourage them to make connections between the material and their own lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506364421
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/21/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 584
Sales rank: 848,353
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Chapter 1 • Introduction to the Psychological Study of Culture
1.1 The Journey of Culture
1.2 What Is Culture?
1.3 A Very Brief Prehistory of Human Culture
1.4 Structural Components of Human Thought
1.5 Human Groups
1.6 Communication and Innovation
1.7 Elements of Culture: Putting the Pieces Together
Chapter 2 • Cultural Processes
2.1 Social Learning
2.2 Tradition and Cultural Creation
2.3 Cultural Learning and Transmission
2.4 Identity Information and Cultural Processes
2.5 Cultural Change
2.6 Arts and Culture: Creating, Transmitting, and Leading the Changes
Chapter 3 • Research Considerations and Methods for Cultural Context
3.1 Issues in the Psychological Study of Culture
3.2 History of Culture and Psychology
3.3 Approaches to Studying Psychology and Culture
3.4 Participant Considerations in Cultural Research
3.5 Methodological Considerations
3.6 Issues of Replicability
3.7 What Can We Measure in the Arts of a Culture?
Chapter 4 • The Self Across Cultures
4.1 Persona: The Self as Individual
4.2 Perspectives on the Self in Context
4.3 I and We: Identifying Self and Others
4.4 Self-Awareness, Perception, and Choice
4.5 Evolving Dimensions of Self
4.6 Arts and the Self
Chapter 5 • Lifespan Development and Socialization
5.1 Perspectives on Development
5.2 Birth and Infancy
5.3 Childhood
5.4 Adolescence Through Adulthood
5.5 Death and Dying
5.6 Arts and Development Across Cultures
Chapter 6 • Close Relationships
6.1 Roles and Interpersonal Relationships
6.2 Dyadic Relationships: Attraction
6.3 Couples: Romance and Reality
6.4 Marriage and Intimacy
6.5 Art and Relationships
Chapter 7 • Cognition and Perception
7.1 Thinking About the World: Culture and Cognition
7.2 Culture and Perception
7.3 Culture and Intelligence
7.4 Culture and Consciousness
7.5 Arts, Perception, and Cognition
Chapter 8 • Communication and Emotion
8.1 Evolution of Human Communication
8.2 Language Acquisition
8.3 Cultural Patterns in Communication
8.4 Emotions
8.5 Cultural Differences in Emotional Experience and Expression
8.6 Communication and Emotion in the Arts
Chapter 9 • Motivation and Morality
9.1 Motivation: Why We Choose What We Do
9.2 Morality: Deciding What Is Right
9.3 Culture and Values
9.4 Morals, Values, and Motivations Expressed in the Arts
Chapter 10 • Adaptation and Acculturation in a Changing World
10.1 Multiculturalism and Migration
10.2 Acculturation and Adaptation
10.3 Approaches to the Psychological Study of Acculturation
10.4 Sociocultural Contexts in Acculturation
10.5 Outcomes of Acculturation
10.6 Acculturation and the Arts in Intercultural Contact
Chapter 11 • Health and Well-Being
11.1 Health and Wellness
11.2 Physical Health Around the World
11.3 Understanding Well-Being
11.4 Psychopathology and Culture
11.5 Care and Treatment of Illness
11.6 Arts and Well-Being
Chapter 12 • Living in a Multicultural World
12.1 Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Psychology
12.2 Applied Psychology: Working With Culture
12.3 Culture, Competition, and Conflict
12.4 Arts and Multiculturalism: Hope for the Future
Name Index
Subject Index

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