The Social Psychology of Culture
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Social Psychology of Culture by Chi-Yue Chiu
Book DescriptionAs the speed of globalization accelerates, world cultures are more closely connected to each other than ever before. But what exactly is culture? It seems to be involved in all psychological processes, but can its psychological consequences be studied scientifically? How can cultural differences be described without reifying culture and reinforcing cultural stereotypes? Culture and mind constitute each other, but how? Why do humans need culture? How did the evolution of the mind enable the development of human culture? How does participation in culture transform the mind, and how does the mind process and apply culture? How may culture become a resource for pursuing valued goals, and how does culture become part of the self? How do culture travelers navigate cultures and negotiate multiple cultural identities? The authors of this volume offer a refreshing theoretical perspective and organize seemingly disparate research evidence into a coherent body of psychological knowledge. With its accessible language and lively narrative, this volume engages its readers in an intellectual journey through the fascinating research literatures in psychology, anthropology, and the cognate disciplines. This book will make an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses on psychology and culture, cultural studies, cognitive anthropology, and intercultural communication.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841690865
(216mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Psychology Press Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chi-Yue Chiu
Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Hardback (June 2016)
The field of culture and psychology is one of the fastest growing areas in the social sciences. The Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Volume 6 belongs to an annual series that is the first to offer state-of-the-art reviews of scholarly research programs in this burgeoning field.
Advances in Culture and Psychology, Hardback (March 2013)
The field of culture and psychology is one of the fastest growing areas in the social sciences. Advances in Culture and Psychology: Volume 3 belongs to an annual series that is the first to offer state-of-the-art reviews of scholarly research programs in the growing field of culture and psychology.
Cultural Processes, Paperback (December 2010)» View all books by Chi-Yue Chiu
This lays the theoretical foundation for the transition to a science of cultural processes by proposing an original process model.
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