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Cultural Issues in Psychology

An Introduction to a Global Discipline, 2nd Edition

By Andrew Stevenson


312 pages

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This book offers an engaging introduction to cultural and cross-cultural psychology and offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key research theories and controversies that impact on human behaviour in a global context.

How is human behavior and experience intertwined with culture? From this starting point, this second edition of Cultural Issues in Psychology explores the role of culture in relation to mainstream and critical perspectives of our discipline. Beginning with an examination of culture itself, as well as related concepts such as ethnicity, race and nation, it goes on to trace historical developments in the role of culture in psychology. Including a new chapter on migration, and additional coverage of indigenous psychologies, ethnographic research methods, and cosmopolitanism, the new edition reflects the latest developments in this global discipline. Also featuring up-to-date research examples and revision exercises, the book reviews and explains classic and contemporary approaches to cultural issues relating to social, cognitive, developmental and health psychology.

Also including chapters on culture and lifespan, and culture and psychopathology, this is the essential entry-level text on cultural and cross-cultural psychology for students taking psychology and related courses.

Table of Contents

  1. How we got here: A short history of psychology across cultures
  2. Culture and its influence: Exploring a key concept in global psychology
  3. Cross-cultural Psychology: epistemology and ontology: Searching for human universals
  4. Cultural Psychology: epistemology and ontology: Alternative paradigms in global psychology
  5. Critical, Community and Indigenous Psychologies: What this chapter will teach you
  6. Culture, cognition and intellect: Thinking through cultures
  7. Culture, social cognition and social influence: Social psychology across cultures
  8. Culture and development: Childhood across cultures
  9. Culture and Psychopathology: Definitions, diagnoses and treatment across cultures
  10. Culture, acculturation, biculturalism and cosmopolitanism

Answers to Reflective Exercises



About the Author

Andrew Stevenson is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University and has been widely published in Psychology of Place, Culture and Sensory Ethnography. He is a documentary filmmaker, author of ‘Studying Psychology’ (2007), and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the UK and Guatemala.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology