Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications, Seventh Edition (Hardcover)

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Written in a conversational style that transforms complex ideas into accessible ones, this international best-selling textbook provides an interdisciplinary review of the theories and research in cross‐cultural psychology. The text's unique critical thinking framework, including Critical Thinking boxes, helps students develop analytical skills. Exercises interspersed throughout promote active learning and encourage class discussion. Case in Point sections review controversial issues and opinions about behavior in different cultural contexts. Cross‐Cultural Sensitivity boxes underscore the importance of empathy in communication. Numerous applications prepare students for working in various multicultural contexts such as teaching, counseling, health care, and social work.

New to the 7th Edition:

over 190 recent references, particularly on studies of non-Western regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as the United States and Europe.

broader discussion of gender roles and health behaviors across cultures.

new discussions related to the psychological fallout of both globalization and anti-globalization tendencies.

greater attention shifted from general psychological theories to specific challenges of cross-cultural psychology.

new or revised chapter openings that draw upon current events.

more examples related to the experiences of international students in the United States and indigenous people.

updated figures, tables, and graphs that are also available for download for instructors to utilize in their online teaching.

new research on global trends, nationalism, gender, race, religious beliefs, parenting styles, sexual orientation, ethnic identity and stereotypes, immigration, intelligence, substance abuse, states of consciousness, DSM-5, cultural customs, evolutionary psychology, treatment of psychological disorders, and acculturation.

online resources for instructors and students.

The dynamic author team brings a diverse set of experiences in writing this text that provides cross-cultural perspectives on topics such as sensation, perception, consciousness, intelligence, human development, emotion, motivation, social perception, personality, psychological disorders, and various applied topics.

About the Author

Dr. Eric B. Shiraev teaches at George Mason University. He is an author, a coauthor, and coeditor of more than 20 books and numerous publications in the fields of cross-cultural studies and political psychology. Besides his teaching and scholarly work, Dr. Shiraev writes policy briefs and opinion essays for government agencies, NGOs, and the media.Dr. David A. Levy is an award-winning professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, a practicing psychotherapist, media consultant (CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Fox, NatGeo), and author (Cross-Cultural Psychology, Tools of Critical Thinking, Life Is a 4-Letter Word).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367199395
ISBN-10: 0367199394
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 16th, 2020
Pages: 516
Language: English