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.
Elements of Subjective Culture
The chapters of this section are key examples of recent research in the subjective culture tradition. Jaccard, Litardo, and Wan's chapter gives an overview of how subjective culture may be conceptualized now by incorporating the subsequent development of decision-making theories of social behavior, to which Triandis made an early and major contribution. They reframe subjective culture as a model of social behavior predicated on the premise that humans are social agents with the capacity to make conscious decisions who reflectively act on their social environment. The result is a universalist framework for approaching human agency. Whether one accepts it or criticizes it, the chapter points in one of the future directions of culturally sensitive social psychology.
Schwartz, Lehmann, and ...