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Culture and Psychology

Culture and Psychology

August 2019 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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


Instructor Resources 

Free online resources for instructors are available on the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

  • A test bank in Microsoft® Word provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation. 

“This book is very innovative and a refreshing new look at culture and psychology; it covers many topics in detail and appears to be inclusive of new and old ideas, values, and beliefs.”

Carol R. Huckaby
Albertus Magnus College

The description and chapter content looked. Came power points and manual and testbank. Too dense, too compressed too difficult. Even print and color text (green) is not user friendly. I am sorry that I adopted it.

Dr Bonita Cade
College Of Arts/Sciences, Roger Williams University
February 21, 2021

The description and chapter content looked. Came with power points , manual and testbank. Too dense, too compressed, too difficult. Even print and color text (green) is not user friendly. I am sorry that I adopted it.

Dr Bonita Cade
College Of Arts/Sciences, Roger Williams University
February 21, 2021
Key features

KEY FEATURES:          

  • A novel approach makes use of artistic, literary, and musical examples to explain psychological mechanisms and processes in ways students can understand and enjoy.      
  • A student-friendly writing style helps make difficult concepts more approachable without sacrificing scientific rigor.        
  • Concepts that build chapter by chapter lead to practical cultural considerations for business, clinical application, and education.         
  • In-text tools stimulate active engagement in the learning process:     
    • Opening vignettes ask students to imagine a situation relevant to a topic.    
    • Learning objectives for each section facilitate outcome assessment at every step.    
    • Spotlight examples tied to learning objectives elaborate on concepts.    
    • Why It Matters features explain the relevance of the chapter topics.   
    • A glossary and summary conclude each chapter.

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