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Cross-Cultural Psychology Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications

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ISBN-10: 0205474322

ISBN-13: 9780205474325

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Eric Shiraev, David L�vy

List price: $84.20
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Shiraev and Levy provide a comprehensive review of theories and research in cross-cultural psychology within a critical thinking framework for examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. A critical thinking framework, including "Critical Thinking" boxes and tables, provide practice in developing learning skills. More than thirty high-interest activities and exercises provide students ample opportunity for active learning and enhanced comprehension. This book introduces the field of cross-cultural psychology, discusses basic methodology for cross-cultural research, and explores the fields of sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence, human development, emotion,…    
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Book details

List price: $84.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232

All chapters conclude with "Chapter Excercise,"
Chapter Summary
Glossary of Key Terms.
Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology
What Is Cross-Cultural Psychology?
Basic Definitions
Cultural Traditionalism
Empirical Examination of Culture
Collectivism and Individualism: Further Research
Cultural Syndromes
Sociobiological Approach
Sociological Approach
Ecocultural Approach
The Cultural Mixtures Approach: A New Cross-Cultural Psychology in the 21st Century?
The Integrative Approach: A Summary
What Is Indigenous Psychology?
What Is Ethnocentrism?
What Is Multiculturalism?
A Brief History of the Field
Methodology of Cross-Cultural Research
Goals of Cross-Cultural Research
Quantitative Research in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Quantitative Approach: Measurement Scales
Quantitative Approach: Looking for Links and Differences
Qualitative Approach in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Major Steps for Preparation of a Cross-Cultural Study
Sample Selection
Observation in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Survey Methods
Experimental Studies
Content Analysis
Focus-Group Methodology
Meta-Analysis: Research of Research
A Hidden Obstacle of Cross-Cultural Studies: Test Translation
Comparing Two Phenomena: Some Important Principles
On Similarities and Differences: Some Critical Thinking Applications
Cultural Dichotomies
Avoiding Bias of Generalizations
Know More About Cultures You Examine!
Critical Thinking in Cross-Cultural Psychology
The Evaluative Bias of Language
To Describe Is to Prescribe
Differentiating Dichotomous Variables and Continuous Variables: Black and White, or Shades of Grey?
The Similarity-Uniqueness Paradox: All Phenomena Are Both Similar and Different.
The Barnum Effect: "One Size-Fits-All" Descriptions
The Assimilation Bias: Viewing the World through Schema-Colored Glasses
The Representativeness Bias: Fits and Misfits of Categorization
The Availability Bias: The Persuasive Power of Vivid Events
The Fundamental Attribution Error: Underestimating the Impact of External Influences
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: When Expectations Create Reality
Correlation Does Not Prove Causation: Confusing "What" with "Why."
Bi-Directional Causation and Multiple Causation: Causal Loops and Compound Pathways
The Naturalistic Fallacy: Blurring the Line Between "Is" and "Should."
The Belief Perseverance Effect: "Don't Confuse Me with the Facts! "
Conclusions: "To Metathink or Not to Metathink?"
Cognition: Sensation and Perception, and States of Consciousness
Sensation and Perception: Basic Principles
How Culture Influences What We Perceive
How People Perceive Depictions
Perception of Depth
Are People Equally Misled by Visual Illusions?
Some Cultural Patterns of Drawing Pictures
Perception of Color
Other Senses
Perception of Time
Perception of the Beautiful
Perception of Music
Consciousness and Culture
Sleep and Cultural Significance of Dreams
Beyond Altered States of Consciousness
Defining Intelligence
Ethnic Differences in IQ Scores
Explaining Group Differences in Test Scores: Intelligence and Intelligent Behavior.
Do Biological Factors Contribute to Intelligence?
Incompatibility of Tests: Cultural Biases
A Word about ldquo;Cultural Literacy
Environment and Intelligence.
Socioeconomic Factors
The Family Factor
Natural Selectionrdquo; and IQ Scores?
Cultural Values of Cognition
General Cognition: What Is ldquo;Underneathrdquo; Intelligence?
Cognitive Skills, School Grades, and Educational Systems
Culture, Tests, and Motivation
IQ, Culture, and Social Justice And in the End, Moral Values
When We Laugh We Are Happy: Similarities of Emotional Experience
You Cannot Explain Pain if You Have Never Been Hurt: Differences in Emotional Experience
Emotions: Different or Universal?
Physiological Arousal
The Meaning of Preceding Events
Emotion as an Evaluation
We Are Expected to Feel in a Particular Way
How people Assess Emotional Experience
When Emotions Signal a Challenge: Cross-Cultural Research on Stress and Anxiety.
Expression of Emotion
When Emotion Hurts: Cross-Cultural Studies of Anger
Emotion and Inclination to Act
Emotion and Judgment.
Motivation and Behavior
Sociobiology: A Glance into Evolution
Social Science: See the Society First
Drive and Arousal: Two Universal Mechanisms of Motivation.
The Power of the Unconscious: Psychoanalysis
Humanistic Th