Cultural Issues in Psychology: An Introduction to a Global Discipline

2nd Edition

Andrew Stevenson

Routledge
May 11, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780815383987 - CAT# K339619

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Summary

This book offers an engaging introduction to cultural and cross-cultural psychology and offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key research theories and controversies that impact on human behaviour in a global context.

How is human behavior and experience intertwined with culture? From this starting point, this second edition of Cultural Issues in Psychology explores the role of culture in relation to mainstream and critical perspectives of our discipline. Beginning with an examination of culture itself, as well as related concepts such as ethnicity, race and nation, it goes on to trace historical developments in the role of culture in psychology. Including a new chapter on migration, and additional coverage of indigenous psychologies, ethnographic research methods, and cosmopolitanism, the new edition reflects the latest developments in this global discipline. Also featuring up-to-date research examples and revision exercises, the book reviews and explains classic and contemporary approaches to cultural issues relating to social, cognitive, developmental and health psychology.

Also including chapters on culture and lifespan, and culture and psychopathology, this is the essential entry-level text on cultural and cross-cultural psychology for students taking psychology and related courses.

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