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.
Part IV: Group and Interpersonal Processes
This section contains chapters on group and interpersonal processes—what Triandis understood to be a central focus of social psychology. Georgas focuses on family as a neglected topic in the social psychology of culture. In particular, together with an informative survey of the multidisciplinary literature on family—including his own research on the Greek family—he highlights some cross-cultural and theoretical limitations and inadequacies of the nuclear family as a model of family process and makes a persuasive case for further explorations of family functioning as a major determinant of social psychological processes.
Leung and Chan's contribution examines the impact of culture on one of the integral and inevitable parts of social life: conflict. The authors argue that, at both the interpersonal ...