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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.
Chapter 5: A Philosophy of Science for Cross-Cultural Psychology
A Philosophy of Science for Cross-Cultural Psychology
We have heard about the clashes between modernist-postmodernist styles of thinking in contemporary scholarship and about the related realism-constructivism debates in the philosophy of science. But how many of us truly understand the basic meaning of these warring perspectives and the implications of these controversies for scholarship in cross-cultural psychology?
My effort to unpack these thorny controversies will come in two parts. The first effort, titled, “An Exercise in Intellectual Humility,” will concretely show why the modernist ambition of building an edifice of knowledge through a science that is universalizable (or generalizable to all humans everywhere) is doomed to failure. The short answer is that all knowledge is presumptive–that ...