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Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications

Shiraev, Eric B.; Levy, David

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Provides a comprehensive overview with focus on critical thinking.

 

The fifth edition continues a focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting, new topics, and updated references, this text keeps pace with the rapidly changing conditions of modern times. The dynamic team brings a unique set of experiences and perceptions in writing this book

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Better understand the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Understand contemporary theories and research in cross-cultural psychology
  • Use critical thinking to examine, analyze, and evaluate the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Assist current and future practitioners from a wide variety of fields and services

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  • Current cross-cultural research including ethnic and religious identity, psychological effects of globalization, spirituality, cross-cultural communication, evolutionary anthropology.
  • A broader selection of applied problems such as avoiding stereotypes and psychodiagnostic biases, reducing mistakes in facial recognition, improving effectiveness of classroom learning, and many others.
  • A greater interdisciplinary perspective, using research from contemporary psychology, as well as neurophysiology, genetics, anthropology, sociology, and micro-economics.
  • An expanded companion website, which provides additional information for instructors and students.
  • More than 130 new reference sources and new research data related to a diverse array of ethnic groups.
  • A new and expanded test bank for instructors, which includes a comprehensive selection of questions for every chapter and ready-to-use-quizzes.

Features

  • A critical thinking framework, including "Critical Thinking" boxes and tables, provide practice in developing learning skills.
  • More than thirty high-interest activities and exercises provide students ample opportunity for active learning and enhanced comprehension.
  • "A Case in Point" sections review and illustrate controversial issues, display cases and research findings, and introduce various opinions about human behavior in different cultural contexts.
  • "Cross-Cultural Sensitivity" boxes underscore the importance of empathy in interpersonal communication.
  • Relevant quotations from a wide range of sources provide divergent points of view, pique readers' interest, and inspire critical thinking.

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Dynamic author team provides comprehensive overview with focus on critical-thinking. The fifth edition continues a heavy focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting and additional new topics as well as updated references on new research, Cross-Cultural Psychology keeps pace with the rapidly changing conditions of modern times. The dynamic team from two different worlds bring a unique set of experiences and perceptions in writing this book. Eric Shiraev was raised in the city of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union and David Levy is from Southern California,. Between the diverse backgrounds and having each author spent an extended period teaching in the other's home country, the authors provide a comprehensive review of theories and research in cross-cultural psychology. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Better understand the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Understand contemporary theories and research in cross-cultural psychology
  • Use critical thinking to examine, analyze, and evaluate the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Assist current and future practitioners from a wide variety of fields and services

About the Author:

Eric Shiraev is a professor, researcher, and author. He took his academic degrees at St. Petersburg University in Russia and completed a post-doctoral program in the United States at UCLA. He served at various positions at St. Petersburg University, NVCC, Oregon State University, George Washington University, and George Mason University. His research interests are diverse. He is an author, co-author, and co-editor of twelve books and numerous publications in the fields of global studies, history of science, cross-cultural studies, and political psychology. In his publications, he develops a distinct multi-disciplinary approach to analyze human behavior. Besides teaching and scholarly work, Eric Shiraev writes opinion essays for the media around the world. He resides near Washington DC. Visit his site: www.ericshiraev.com

 

Dr. David A. Levy has extensive experience as a teacher, therapist, writer, and researcher. He is Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he has been teaching graduate courses since 1986. He received his B.A. degree in theater arts from UCLA, a M.A. degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, a second M.A. degree in psychology from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA, where he specialized in social psychology, with minors in psychological assessment and personality psychology. He served as Visiting Professor of Psychology in the Soviet Union, where he delivered lectures and workshops in psychology and psychotherapy at Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University, the Leningrad Academy of Science, and the Bekhterev Psychoneurological Institute. He was honored as a Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Pepperdine, and was a recipient of the Shepard Ivory Franz Distinguished Teaching Award and Charles F. Scott Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Levy holds professional licenses both in psychology and in marriage and family therapy. He has worked in a wide range of private practice and inpatient psychiatric settings, he has supervised clinical interns, and he has utilized his expertise in psychological testing (particularly the MMPI) in forensic cases.

    His numerous theoretical and empirical research studies have been published in scientific journals and presented at professional conferences. His book, "Tools of Critical Thinking: Metathoughts for Psychology," garnered widespread acclaim in both academic and clinical settings for its innovative approaches to improving thinking skills. Levy co-authored (with Eric Shiraev) "Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications," which became an internationally best-selling textbook. Levy is the author of "Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice," which was the first textbook on the topic available to Russian readers. His Levy Optimism-Pessimism Scale (LOPS) has been utilized internationally in a variety of research contexts, and he is a member of the Board of Editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Levy is also the author of numerous satirical articles, including "The Emperor's Postmodern Clothes: A Brief Guide to Deconstructing Academically Fashionable Phrases for the Uninitiated," "How to Be a Good Psychotherapy Patient," "Psychometric Infallibility Realized: The One-Size-Fits-All Psychological Profile," "Stinks and Instincts: An Empirical Investigation of Freud's Excreta Theory," and "A Proposed Category for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM): Pervasive Labeling Disorder."

    As a media consultant, Levy has appeared on dozens television and radio broadcasts (including CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, A&E, and E!), providing psychological perspectives on current events, and examining issues and trends in the mental health fields. He has also worked as a professional director, producer, writer and actor in motion pictures, television and stage. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Network Television Series, and he was a guest star on the television series "Cheers," where he portrayed the leader of Frasier's low self-esteem group.

 

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