Social Psychology and Cultural Context is the first survey of social psychology to integrate cross-cultural issues. The book not only utilizes several variants of the construct of subjective culture but also reflects the current state of affairs in the social domain of cross-cultural psychology. Written by world-renowned specialists, the chapters in this volume offer valuable insights to students and researchers in both cross-cultural and social psychology.
Reflections on Cross-Cultural Psychology
In the first chapter of this section, Berry presents a broad framework within which we can examine the current psychological research traditions on culture. His analysis not only reveals the diversity of the current field but also points to its underlying unity by showing that competing orientations can be understood within his framework.
Questions to keep in mind while reading Berry's chapter are as follows:
- What is Berry's framework?
- Are the three dimensions Berry outlines the most appropriate dimensions on which to classify various research traditions in culture and psychology?
- Berry's framework consists of continuous dimensions, as opposed to discrete categories. To what extent does this contribute to a more insightful analysis?
Bond's chapter advocates the significance of seeking to ...