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.

Adaptation and Acculturation in a Changing World

Adaptation and Acculturation in a Changing World

Learning Objectives

  • LO 10.1 Identify global issues affecting modern intercultural contact.
  • LO 10.2 Define and differentiate adaptation and acculturation, describing the processes involved.
  • LO 10.3 Explain and critique the theories and research contributing to an understanding of acculturation.
  • LO 10.4 Appraise the effects of context on acculturation experiences and outcomes.
  • LO 10.5 Evaluate the current understanding of acculturation conditions and outcomes for individuals and communities.
  • LO 10.6 Explain the psychological and practical purposes the arts serve in acculturation.

Preparing to Read

  • Have you been outside of your usual culture?
  • Can you imagine what it would be like to move suddenly to a different culture?
  • What do you think you would have to do to live day to day?
  • Have you known anyone ...
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