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.

Subjective Culture and the Law

Subjective culture and the law
Roy S.MalpassUniversity of Texas at El Paso

A man from Juarez, Mexico, was arrested at the United States-Mexico border in El Paso and charged with smuggling drugs. He had attempted to carry a small package across the border that was discovered by customs officials to contain drugs. He claimed he did not know what was in the package and that he had carried it across the border at the request of his brother-in-law. He claimed he was to deliver it to an address he was given. He said he did not ask his brother-in-law what the package contained. He thought this was not an unusual request—and he also thought it would not have been correct to ask ...

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