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Cross-Cultural Explorations
Activities in Culture and Psychology

ISBN 9780205484850
Published January 8, 2007 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

This activities workbook is designed to facilitate students' understanding and application of major concepts and principles in the study of culture and psychology. The 90 activities in this workbook feature a wide range of engaging case studies, self-administered scales, mini-experiments, and library research projects, addressing topics such as culture, race/ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and social class. Background material is included for any concepts not commonly addressed in introductory texts. In addition, the workbook is supported by a substantial Instructor's Manual that includes discussion questions, video recommendations, variations by course level, and suggestions for expanded writing assignments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Concept of Culture

    1.1    Is Psychology Culture Bound?

    1.2    What Is Culture?

    1.3    The Role of Religion in Understanding Culture

    1.4    A Search for Individualism and Collectivism

    1.5    Shopping for Cultural Values

    1.6    Cleanliness Beliefs

    1.7    Cultural Metaphors

    1.8    Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism

    1.9    Exploring the World Village

    1.10  A Global View of Psychology

Chapter 2. Culture and Psychological Research

    2.1    Functions of Cross-Cultural Research

    2.2    Insiders and Outsiders

    2.3    Emic and Etic Perspectives

    2.4    Measuring Ethnic Identity

    2.5    Writing Translatable Items

    2.6    Back Translation

    2.7    Pagtatanong-Tanong:  An Indigenous Research Method

    2.8    Ethics in Cross-Cultural Research

    2.9    Toward a More Inclusive Psychology

    2.10  Designing Cross-Cultural Research

Chapter 3. Culture and Basic Processes

    3.1    Magical Thinking

    3.2    Implicit Theories of Intelligence

    3.3    Race and IQ: Evaluating the Assumptions

    3.4    Testing Cognitive Abilities across Cultures

    3.5    Video Games as Cultural Artifacts

    3.6    Culture and Memory Strategies

    3.7    Culture and Aesthetics

    3.8    Interplanetary Perception

    3.9    Sound Symbolism

    3.10  Linguistic Relativity

Chapter 4. Culture and Developmental Processes

    4.1    Parental Ethnotheories

    4.2    Your Social Networks

    4.3    Formal and Informal Learning

    4.4    Home Culture and School Environment Fit

    4.5    A Culturally Appropriate Piagetian Task

    4.6    The Resilience of Child Soldiers

    4.7    Culture and Gender Role Expectations

    4.8    Culture and Perceptions of Growing Old

    4.9    Ethnographic Studies of Human Development

    4.10  Textbook Rewrite

Chapter 5.  Personality, Emotion, and the Self in Cultural Context

    5.1    The Interdependent and Independent Selves

    5.2    Multiple and Shifting Identities

    5.3    Biracial Identity

    5.4    Nicknaming across Cultures

    5.5    Taboo Topics across Cultures

    5.6    The Colors of Emotion

    5.7    Cultural Display Rules

    5.8    The Culture and Personality School–Old and New

    5.9    Dear Sigmund (or Carl)

    5.10  Culture and the Big Five

Chapter 6. Health, Stress, and Coping across Cultures

    6.1    What Is Abnormal?

    6.2    Culture and Health:  The Ni Hon San Study

    6.3    Culture and the Treatment and Prevention of HIV/AIDS

    6.4    Explaining Cultural Differences in Drinking Behavior

    6.5    Culture and Mental Health Self-Quiz

    6.6    Altered States of Consciousness

    6.7    Culture-Specific Disorders

    6.8    Self-Help and Well-Being

    6.9    Client's and Counselor's Thoughts

    6.10  Culture and Psychotherapy

Chapter 7. Culture and Social Behavior

    7.1    Violating Cultural Norms

    7.2    The Teleconditioning of the College Classroom

    7.3    Ethnic Communities in Cyberspace

    7.4    Analyzing Insults

    7.5    Aggression across Cultures: A Self-Quiz

    7.6    An Intercultural Conflict

    7.7    Work-Related Values

    7.8    Leadership Styles

    7.9    Love and Marriage

    7.10  Intercultural Partnerships

Chapter 8. Intergroup Relations

    8.1    Discrimination Incidents

    8.2    Exploring Privilege

    8.3    Institutional Discrimination

    8.4    Marginality and Privilege on a College Campus

    8.5    Internalized Oppression

    8.6    Cognitive Aspects of Stereotyping

    8.7    The Psychology of Ethnopolitical Warfare

    8.8    Enemy Images

    8.9    The Contact Hypothesis

    8.10  Responding to Stereotypes

Chapter 9. Intercultural Interaction

    9.1    Communicating Humor across Cultures

    9.2    Nonverbal Communication

    9.3    Conflict Communication Style

    9.4    Clock Time and Event Time

    9.5    Acculturation Strategies

    9.6    A Culture Shock Interview

    9.7    Intercultural Competence: A Self-Assessment

    9.8    The Psychology of Tourism

    9.9    The Culture Assimilator

    9.10  A Diversity Training Investigation

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Susan Goldstein is Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands.

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