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Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking And Contemporary Applications

ISBN: 9780205474325 | 0205474322
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2010

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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: bull; bull;A critical thinking framework, including "Critical Thinking" boxes and tables, provide practice in developing learning skills. bull;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. bull;"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. bull;"Cross-Cultural Sensitivity" boxes in every chapter underscore the importance of empathy in interpersonal communication. bull;Relevant quotations from a wide range of sources provide divergent points of view, pique readers' interest, and inspire critical thinking. New Features to the Edition: bull; bull;A new comprehensive website provides additional information for instructors and students including research updates and links, national statistics, discussion topics, practice questions, and chapter summaries. bull;A broader selection of applied problems allows students to examine cross-cultural psychology in the context of contemporary society. bull;Eighty-six new reference sources and new data related to a wide range of ethnic groups. bull;New features and topics such as four types of knowledge in cross-cultural psychology, ethnic cognitive styles, personality disorders, health policies, counseling decisions, forms of healing, working and serving abroad, working with immigrants--all provide students with new information related to cross-cultural communication, education, business, and health care. bull;A new feature for professors: a test bank to accompany the 3rd edition with a comprehensive selection of questions for every chapter and ready-to-use quizzes.

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