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Handbook of Cultural Psychology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Edited by Shinobu Kitayama, Dov Cohen

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930 pages

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Now completely revised (over 90% new), this handbook offers the authoritative presentation of theories, methods, and applications in the dynamic field of cultural psychology. Leading scholars review state-of-the-art empirical research on how culture affects nearly every aspect of human functioning. The volume examines how topics fundamental to psychology--such as cognition, emotion, motivation, development, and mental health--are influenced by cultural meanings and practices. It also addresses the psychological and evolutionary underpinnings of cultural stability and change. The second edition reflects important advances in cultural neuroscience and an increasing emphasis on application, among many other changes. As a special bonus, purchasers of the second edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring several notable, highly cited chapters from the first edition.

New to This Edition:

*Most chapters are new, reflecting nearly a decade of theoretical and methodological developments.

*Cutting-edge perspectives on culture and biology, including innovative neuroscientific and biopsychological research.

*Section on economic behavior, with new topics including money, negotiation, consumer behavior, and innovation.

*Section on the expansion of cultural approaches into religion, social class, subcultures, and race.

*Reflects the growth of real-world applications in such areas as cultural learning and adjustment, health and well-being, and terrorism.


"This wonderful second edition provides thorough, insightful, and well-written reviews of the most important scholarship on culture and psychology, including recent advances. The Handbook is a 'must read' for all who are interested in the many ways in which culture influences psychological phenomena. The editors have masterfully selected contributors with deep expertise on a surprisingly broad range of topics. Buy this book, and read it!"--Ed Diener, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia and University of Utah

"The second edition of this extraordinary handbook--which is almost all new--once again captures the most important and fascinating topics in cultural psychology. It brings the reader up to date on exciting developments in the field, including applications to health, economic behavior, and beyond."--Carol S. Dweck, PhD, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

"A star-studded cast. An imaginative and comprehensive set of topics. This volume should be on every cultural psychologist’s bookshelf .”--Patricia M. Greenfield, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Table of Contents

Young and Still Developing: Five Themes, Dov Cohen & Shinobu Kitayama

I. Theories and Methods

1. People Are Culturally Shaped Shapers: The Psychological Science of Culture and Culture Change, Hazel Rose Markus & MarYam G. Hamedani

2. A History of Cultural Psychology: Cultural Psychology as a Tradition and a Movement, Yoshihisa Kashima

3. Cultural Neuroscience, Shinobu Kitayama, Michael E. W. Varnum, & Cristina M. Salvador

4. Culture and Ecology, Thomas Talhelm & Shigehiro Oishi

5. Cultural Evolution and Cultural Psychology, Alex Mesoudi

6. Methods in Cultural Psychology, Dov Cohen

II. Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation

7. Culture and Intelligence, Richard E. Nisbett

8. Cognition and Perception, Takahiko Masuda, Matthew J. Russell, Liman Man Wai Li, & Hajin Lee

9. Culture and Language, Jeffrey Loewenstein

10. Culture and Motivation, Heejung S. Kim & Smaranda I. Lawrie

11. Cultural Influences on Emotion: Established Patterns and Emerging Trends, Jeanne L. Tsai & Magali Clobert

12. Well-Being and Health: A Cultural Psychology of Optimal Human Functioning, Yuri Miyamoto, Jiah Yoo, & Brooke Wilken

13. Wisdom and Culture, Igor Grossmann & Franki Y. H. Kung

14. Cultural–Clinical Psychology, Yulia E. Chentsova-Dutton & Andrew G. Ryder

III. Acquisition and Change of Culture

15. Culture and Development, Heidi Keller

16. Cultural Psychology of Moral Development, Joan G. Miller, Matthew Wice, & Namrata Goyal

17. Food and Eating, Paul Rozin, Matthew B. Ruby, & Adam B. Cohen

18. Learning New Cultures: Processes, Premises, and Policies, Michael W. Morris, Katrina M. Fincher, & Krishna Savani

19. The Cultural Psychology of Acculturation, Batja Mesquita, Jozefien De Leersnyder, & Alba Jasini

20. Making Meaning: A Culture-as-Situated-Cognition Approach to the Consequences of Cultural Fluency and Disfluency, Daphna Oyserman & Veronica X. Yan

21. Psychological Science of Multiculturalism, Angela K.-y. Leung & Brandon Koh

IV. Culture and Economic Behavior

22. Cultural Psychology of Money, Dov Cohen, Faith Shin, & Xi Liu

23. Culture and Work, Benjamin R. Levine, Jesse R. Harrington, & Eric Luis Uhlmann

24. The Cultural Psychology of Negotiation, Michele J. Gelfand & Joshua Conrad Jackson

25. Culture and Consumer Behavior, Sharon Shavitt, Hyewon Cho, & Aaron J. Barnes

26. Culture and Creativity/Innovation, Chi-yue Chiu & Ying-yi Hong

V. Different Forms of Culture

27. Social Class as Culture, Michael W. Kraus, Bennett Callaghan, & Pete Ondish

28. Culture, Race, Ethnicity, and Personality, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton & Frank C. Worrell

29. Geographical Variation in the Big Five Personality Domains, Peter J. Rentfrow & Markus Jokela

30. Cultures of Honor, Ayse K. Uskul, Susan E. Cross, Ceren Günsoy, & Pelin Gul

31. Transnational Terrorism, Devoted Actors, and the Vitality of Cultures, Scott Atran

32. Religious Cultures and Religious Conflict, Adam B. Cohen & Steven L. Neuberg

Author Index

Subject Index

Supplemental E-book Featuring Selected Chapters from the First Edition:

*Anthropological Foundations of Cultural Psychology, Robert A. LeVine

*Culture and Psychology: A History of the Study of Their Relationship, Harry C. Triandis

*Evolutionary Foundations of Cultural Psychology, Melvin Konner

*Self as Cultural Mode of Being, Shinobu Kitayama, Sean Duffy, & Yukiko Uchida

*Culture and Social Structure: The Relevance of Social Structure to Cultural Psychology, Carmi Schooler

*Religion’s Social and Cognitive Landscape: An Evolutionary Perspective, Scott Atran

*Situating the Child in Context: Attachment Relationships and Self-Regulation in Different Cultures, Gilda A. Morelli & Fred Rothbaum

*Culture and Subjective Well-Being, William Tov & Ed Diener

*Passionate Love and Sexual Desire, Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, & Lise D. Martel

About the Editors

Dov Cohen, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, where he is also affiliated with the College of Law, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Cohen's research interests include culture, religion, and socioeconomic issues, with studies on violence, law and social policy, consumer finance, creativity, and syndromes of honor, face, and dignity.

Shinobu Kitayama, PhD, is Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He studies psychological diversity across cultures and has pioneered the field of cultural neuroscience. Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, Dr. Kitayama is a recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Career Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology