Category Archives: Cultural psychology

Culture and Psychology

Interest in understanding cultural influences on mental processes and behaviors continues to grow in all areas of psychology, and new research and new knowledge on this topic is created constantly. Much of this new information has brought about increased awareness … 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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The Psychological Foundations of Culture

Advances in recent decades in a number of different disciplines, including evolutionary biology, cognitive science, behavioral ecology, psychology, hunter-gatherer studies, social anthropology, biological  anthropology, primatology, and neurobiology have made clear for the first time the nature of the phenomena studied … Continue reading

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Mind, Culture, and Activity

This volume brings together articles from The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. The selected articles are important benchmarks in the recent history of research and theory on the cultural and contextual foundations of human development. The … Continue reading

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Theories Linking Culture and Psychology

Psychological theories and research often assume nations are culturally homogeneous and stable. But global demographic, political, and economic changes and massive immigration have sparked new scholarly and policy interest in cultural diversity and change within nations. This chapter reviews interdisciplinary … 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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Cultural Psychology: a once and future discipline

This book is an attempt to answer two questions: “Why do psychologists find it so difficult to keep culture in mind?” and “If you are a psychologist who believes that culture is a fundamental constituent of human thought and action, … Continue reading

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Knitting meaning – Understanding a Cultural Practice of Indigenous Communities

The main objective of this study is to understand the origin, history, and meaning that lie behind the practice of knitting mochilas, which is a daily activity of women, both young and old in the Arhuaca community. This study has … Continue reading

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