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- DescriptionWith increasing globalization, countries face social, linguistic, religious and other cultural changes that can lead to misunderstandings in a variety of settings. These changes can have broader implications across the world, leading to changing dynamics in identity, gender, relationships, family, and community. This book addresses the subsequent need for a basic understanding of the cultural dimensions of psychology and their application to everyday settings. The book discusses the basis of culture and presents related theories and concepts, including a description of how cognition and behavior are influenced by different sociocultural contexts. The text explores a broad definition of culture and provides practical models to improve intercultural relations, communication, and cultural competency. Each chapter contains an introduction, a concise overview of the topic, a practical application of the topic using current global examples, and a brief summary. This up to date overview of psychology and culture is ideal reading for undergraduate and graduate students and academics interested in culturally related topics and issues.
- Author BiographyLisa M. Vaughn is Associate Professor in Paediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is trained as a social psychologist, counsellor and medical educator and her primary interests are sociocultural issues affecting the health and well-being of families, especially immigrant and minority populations.
- Author(s)Lisa M. Vaughn
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication26/02/2010
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Series TitlePsychology Focus
- Place of PublicationHove
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPsychology Press Ltd
- Content Note20 black & white illustrations, 19 black & white tables
- Weight317 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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