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Culture and Psychology

Culture and Psychology

August 2019 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 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  
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  
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?  
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 Other  
4.4 Self-Awareness, Perception, and Choice  
4.5 Evolving Dimensions of Self  
4.6 Arts and the Self  
5. Lifespan Development and Socialization in the Context of Culture
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  
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  
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  
8. Communication and Emotion
8.1 Evolution and Human Communication  
8.2 Language Acquisition  
8.3 Cultural Patterns in Communication  
8.4 Emotions  
8.5 Emotion in Cultures  
8.6 Communication and Emotion in Arts  
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 Arts  
10. Adaptation and Acculturation in a Changing World
10.1 Multiculturalism and Migration  
10.2 Acculturation and Adaptation  
10.3 Approaches to Psychological Study of Acculturation  
10.4 Sociocultural Contexts in Acculturation  
10.5 Outcomes in Acculturation  
10.6 Acculturation and Arts in Intercultural Contact  
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  
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 Creating a Multicultural World: Hope for the Future  


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ISBN: 9781506364421