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.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships

Learning Objectives

  • LO 6.1 Describe how roles form the structure of human relationships.
  • LO 6.2 Identify the principle components in interpersonal attraction.
  • LO 6.3 Compare and contrast research and theories about love and intimacy.
  • LO 6.4 Explain how culture shapes the dynamics of our intimate relationships.
  • LO 6.5 Explain the roles of the arts in defining and sustaining relationships.

Preparing to Read

  • Who should have more friends, a collectivist in Africa or an individualist in North America?
  • Does an elder grandfather or grandmother need to be consulted before you make a life decision such as choosing your college major?
  • Are marriages chosen for love clearly more or less happy than arranged marriages?

Once, a very long time ago, even before the Han kingdoms went to war, a young herder took ...

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