Cross-cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking And Contemporary Applications, Fifth Edition by Eric B. ShiraevCross-cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking And Contemporary Applications, Fifth Edition by Eric B. Shiraev

Cross-cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking And Contemporary Applications, Fifth Edition

byEric B. Shiraev, David A. Levy

Hardcover | May 7, 2012

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Dynamic author team provides comprehensive overview with focus on critical-thinking. The fifth edition continues a heavy focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting and additional new topics as well as updated references on new research, Cross-Cultural Psychology keeps pace with the rapidly changing conditions of modern times. The dynamic team from two different worlds bring a unique set of experiences and perceptions in writing this book. Eric Shiraev was raised in the city of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union and David Levy is from Southern California,. Between the diverse backgrounds and having each author spent an extended period teaching in the other's home country, the authors provide a comprehensive review of theories and research in cross-cultural psychology. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Better understand the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Understand contemporary theories and research in cross-cultural psychology
  • Use critical thinking to examine, analyze, and evaluate the field of cross-cultural psychology
  • Assist current and future practitioners from a wide variety of fields and services
Eric Shiraev is a professor, researcher, and author. He took his academic degrees at St. Petersburg University in Russia and completed a post-doctoral program in the United States at UCLA. He served at various positions at St. Petersburg University, NVCC, Oregon State University, George Washington University, and George Mason Universi...
Title:Cross-cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking And Contemporary Applications, Fifth EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.6 × 7.8 × 0.8 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205253237

ISBN - 13:9780205253234

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology 2. Methodology of Cross-Cultural Research Chapter 3. Critical Thinking in Cross-Cultural Psychology 4. Cognition: Sensation, Perception, and States of Consciousness 5. Intelligence 6. Emotion 7. Motivation and Behavior 8. Human Development and Socialization 9. Psychological Disorders 10. Social Perception and Social Cognition 11. Social Interaction 12. Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Some Highlights

Editorial Reviews

¿The strongest feature of the textbook is the integration of critical thinking and analysis throughout the text. The authors do a great job of weaving this element into every chapter. This is an extremely important skill to emphasize for students of cross-cultural psychology and this textbook would definitely help students to develop this mode of thinking. ¿ - Jessica Dennis, California State University, Los Angeles ¿Many texts have critical thinking boxes which simply give lip service to that aspect of learning, but the authors have set aside an entire chapter for this topic. Well done! The concept of the exercises also set this text apart from others I have seen and used¿  - Jed Griswold, Dean College ¿Great combination of theoretical coverage and realistic examples. Love all the quotes, Critical thinking and A Case in Point sections!¿ - Maria Coy, Colby-Sawyer College ¿The text does a superb job overall of delineating the cross cultural similarities and differences of most facets of psychology throughout the world.¿ - L. Kevin Chapman, University of Louisville ¿The authors provide both the essence and substance of cross-cultural psychology in this text. It is by far one of the more insightful and well researched texts on cross-cultural psychology. The authors' writing style tends to engage and keep students interested in the topic. The authors' emphasis on critical thinking is also important in laying a foundation for the study of cross-cultural psychology and research. It is therefore not only a great text for students, but also a trustworthy resource for instructors¿ - Corrinne Lim-Kessler, Monmouth College ¿The text blends explanations of the theoretical with the ¿applied¿ and challenges students to think about the way life (e.g., literature, politics, religion, etc.) creates our science.¿ - Belinda Ramos, Chandler Gilbert Community College