Category Archives: Cross-cultural psychology

Holistically versus analytically: Comparing the the context sensitivity of Japanese and Americans.

Much research indicates that East Asians, more than Americans, explain events with reference to the context. The authors examined whether East Asians also attend to the context more than Americans do. In Study 1, Japanese and Americans watched animated vignettes … Continue reading

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Across culture, mind and history

This editorial highlights the contributions of Gustav Jahoda to cross-cultural and cultural psychology. Gustav’s broad and deep scholarship, focusing on culture, mind and history, crossed disciplinary boundaries of psychology, anthropology and sociology in his attempts to understand human psyche and … Continue reading

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The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently

A few years back, a brilliant student from China began to work with me on questions of social psychology and reasoning. One day early in our acquaintance, he said, “You know, the difference between you and me is that I … Continue reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

This Handbook is a milestone in the effort to reunite two large domains of knowledge — one covered by the generic term psychology, and the other by the equally general term culture. When two giants meet, one never knows what … Continue reading

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The Handbook of Culture and Psychology

The importance of culture in understanding all aspects of human behavior is no longer debated in contemporary psychology or in any other field of science that purports to study human behavior. Culture is an important antecedent to and consequence of … Continue reading

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Cross-cultural Psychology: Research topics, applications, and perspectives

Psychology has long ignored culture as a source of influence on human behaviour and still takes little account of theories or data from other than Euro-American cultures. This review deals with topics emerging in cross-cultural, cultural, and indigenous psychology and … Continue reading

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Immigration, Acculturation, and Adaptation

Cross-cultural psychology has demonstrated important links between cultural context and individual behavioural development. Given this relationship, cross-cultural research has increasingly investigated what happens to individuals who have developed in one cultural context when they attempt to re-establish their lives in … Continue reading

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