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Personality, Human Development, and Culture
International Perspectives On Psychological Science (Volume 2)

ISBN 9780415650809
Published August 15, 2012 by Psychology Press
326 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the second of two volumes which together present the main contributions from the 29th International Congress of Psychology, held in Berlin in 2008,  written by international leaders in psychology from around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and perspectives that reflect cutting-edge advances in psychological science.

Personality, Human Development, and Culture provides an overview of advances in several areas of psychology such as clinical, health, social, developmental, and cross-cultural psychology. One section of the volume is dedicated solely to emotions and health, and addresses state-of-the-art work on the regulation of self, health, social relations, and emotions such as passion. Other sections deal with development and personality issues as well as conceptual, cultural, and ethnic approaches to modern psychology. The global perspective of this collection illustrates research being undertaken on all five continents and emphasizes the cultural diversity of the contributors.

This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, teachers and students in the field of psychology.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Emotions and Health. C.S. Carver, Affects and Self-Regulation. W. Stroebe, E.K. Papies, H. Aarts, The Psychology of Dieting and Overweight: Testing a Goal Conflict Model of the Self-Regulation of Eating. A. Leibovich de Duarte, Psychotherapists at Work: Exploring the Construction of Clinical Inferences. N.H. Frijda, Passions: What Emotions Really Are. R.J. Vallerand, N. Carbonneau, M-A. Lafrenière, On Living Life to the Fullest: The Role of Passion. B. Rimé, Emotion Regulation and the Social Sharing of Emotion: Interpersonal and Collective Processes. G. Misra, The Cultural Construction of Self and Emotion: Implications for Well-Being. Part 2. Early Development. R.F. Zimba, Early Childhood Development in Southern Africa. L. Pulkkinen, T. Pitkänen, Temperance and the Strengths of Personality: Evidence from a 35-Year Longitudinal Study. L. Zhu, A Cross-Cultural Perspective on the Development of Sharing Behavior: Integrating Behavioral Economics and Psychology. A.B. Nsamenang, Developmental Science: An Africentric Perspective. Part 3. Culture and Ethnicity. M.H. Bond, Doing a Psychology of the Chinese People: Discoveries for the World from one End of the Silk Road. D. Bar-Tal, Culture of Conflict: Evolvement, Institutionalization and Consequences. C-Y. Chiu, Cultural Psychology of Globalization. N. Duncan, ‘Race’, Racism and Knowledge Production in South African Psychology: Implications for Dealing with Racism in Contemporary South Africa. M.C. Ferreira, The Research and Practice of Work and Organizational Psychology in Brazil: Challenges and Perspectives for the New Millennium. B-S. Cheng, Y-C. Lin, Paternalistic Leadership in the Chinese Contexts: A Full-Cycle Indigenous Approach. Part 4. Conceptual Issues in Psychology. R. Ardila, Psychology and Behavior Analysis: The Nature of the Controversy. E. Ribes-Iñesta, Social Interactions: Conceptual Reflections and an Experimental Approach.

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Ralf Schwarzer is Professor of Psychology at the Freie University of Berlin, Germany. He has been President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), and Division 8 of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP). His research is on stress, coping, social support, self-efficacy, and health behaviors.


Peter A. Frensch is Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences II, at Humboldt-University, Berlin. He is also president-elect of the German Society of Psychology, and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Psychological Science. His research is concerned with the cognitive mechanisms underlying different facets of learning.