Using an engaging storytelling approach, Culture and Psychology introduces students to culture from a scientific yet accessible point of view. Author Stephen Fox integrates art, literature, and music into each chapter to offer students a rich and complete picture of cultures from around the world. The text wholly captures students’ attention while addressing key concepts typically found in a Psychology of Culture or Cross-Cultural Psychology course. Chapters feature personalized, interdisciplinary stories to help students understand specific concepts and theories, and encourage them to make connections between the material and their own lives.

The Self Across Cultures

The Self Across Cultures

Learning Objectives

  • LO 4.1 Contrast historic theories of self in Western psychology with perceptions of self across cultures.
  • LO 4.2 Differentiate universal and contextual factors of self across cultures.
  • LO 4.3 Summarize ways self is perceived and enacted differently across cultures, including independent and interdependent self-construal.
  • LO 4.4 Discuss constancy and changeability in perception of self and how this may affect behavior and agency.
  • LO 4.5 Evaluate evolution of sense of self in terms of gender, ethnicity, and online environments.
  • LO 4.6 Illustrate the ways arts reflect our concepts and construals of self across cultures.

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  • How do you define who you are?
  • What are your boundaries?
  • What are your obligations?
  • Who decides what you can and cannot do?
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