Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications (4th Edition)

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9780205665693: Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications (4th Edition)

Shiraev and Levy provide a comprehensive review of theories and research in cross-cultural psychology within a critical thinking framework for examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data.

 

This book introduces the field of cross-cultural psychology, discusses basic methodology for cross-cultural research, and explores the fields of sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence, human development, emotion, motivation, social perception and interaction, psychological disorders from a cross-cultural perspective.

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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. These activities and exercises are designed to serve as class discussion starters, demonstrations, points for debate, individual or group assignments, term papers, or oral assignments.

"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 in every chapter 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.

NEW FEATURES TO THIS EDITION:

The most current cross-cultural research on a wide range of topics including ethnic and religious identity, psychological effects of globalization, spirituality, cross-cultural communication, evolutionary anthropology, cultural stereotypes, psychotherapy and counseling, mistakes of social perception, intelligence, collectivism, cultural adjustment, suicide, stigma of mental illness, national character, values, and methodology of research.

A broader selection of applied problems such as avoiding stereotypes and psychodiagnostic biases, reducing mistakes in facial recognition, improving effectiveness of classroom learning, understanding spirituality, conducting survey research, and many others.

A greater interdisciplinary perspective, using research from contemporary psychology, as well as neurophysiology, genetics, anthropology, sociology, and micro-economics.

A new, expanded companion website, which provides additional information for instructors and students, including research updates and links, discussion topics, practice questions, and chapter summaries.

More than 130 new reference sources and new research data related to a diverse array of ethnic groups.

A new, revised, and expanded test bank for instructors, which includes a comprehensive selection of questions for every chapter and ready-to-use-quizzes.

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The dynamic author team of Shiraev and Levy provide a comprehensive review of theories and research in cross-cultural psychology within a critical thinking framework for examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data.

 

This text introduces the field of cross-cultural psychology, discusses basic methodology for cross-cultural research, and explores the fields of sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence, human development, emotion, motivation, social perception and interaction, and psychological disorders from a cross-cultural perspective.

 

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. These activities and exercises are designed to serve as class discussion starters, demonstrations, points for debate, individual or group assignments, term papers, or oral assignments.
  • “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 in every chapter 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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