Interactive Exercises for Cross-Cultural Psychology provides material for interactive discussion of a range of topics in cross-cultural psychology, including regional and indigenous psychology; symbolic and expressive psychology; identity; social perception and cognition; interpersonal interaction; emotion, motivation, and health; development and family; government and law; economics and work; environmental psychology; animals and other species; and the psychology of recreation and sport. It will help students apply cultural psychology to social issues, and makes these issues relevant to students in health, forensic, organizational, sport and exercise, and other applied psychology fields. It offers suggestions for exposition, simulation, and confrontation of important cultural issues that matter to students, while allowing for maximum creativity in instructional design. Thoroughly and currently referenced, with connections to a wide range of accessible web-based and open-source materials, it is user-friendly across a spectrum of classroom and workshop applications, including online delivery.
Table of Contents
Introduction and User Guide.
Symbolic and Expressive Culture.
Language and Literature. Identity.
Social Perception and Cognition.
Emotion, Motivation, and Health.
Development and Family.
Economics and Work.
Animals and Other Species.
Recreation and Sport
David C. Devonis is a veteran instructor of psychology across a wide range of areas, theoretical and applied. He is the author of the award-winning short history of psychology, History of Psychology 101 (Springer Publishing Co, 2014).
"Professor David Devonis has given a great resource to all of us who care about culture and psychology. The incredible diversity of topics and approaches he includes embodies the very richness we hope for when we study culture. I love how he thinks outside the box of conventionality in pedagogy and psychology. But that is what an immersion in culture does—it opens us up to see our world and ourselves in ways we could not have anticipated." – Wade Pickren, Ithaca College, USA
"This highly readable, creative, and well-researched compendium offers activities covering a broad range of cultural phenomena. It is useful not only for instructors of Cross-Cultural Psychology, but for a myriad of other classes as well, such as Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender Studies, Psycho-linguistics, and Environmental Psychology." - Susan Koger, Willamette University, USA
"This is a fun, interactive book that offers a wealth of information that will prove useful for readers across a wide range of disciplines and cultures. The book explores the many shapes of culture and how these shapes are expressed, not only across different cultures, but also within cultures." - Nairán Ramírez-Esparza, University of Connecticut, USA