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Kenneth D. Keith

In: 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 103: Cross-Cultural Psychology and Research

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Cross-Cultural Psychology and Research
Cross-cultural psychology and research

I first taught introductory psychology as a young graduate student 40 years ago, using one of the most popular textbooks (Morgan & King, 1966) of that era. That book included a brief discussion of culture in the chapter on social psychology, an acknowledgment of culture as a source of influence on personality development, and a page and a half of discussion of differences in intelligence among American racial and socioeconomic groups under the heading “Differences Due to Cultural Environment” (Morgan & King, 1966, p. 440). Today I continue to teach the introductory course, still from a widely used textbook (Myers, 2007), and I note with interest that these days the index includes references to the relation of culture ...

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