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Introductory Psychology 3RD Editionby William F Price
Synopses & Reviews
This timely revision contains 26 articles on cultural groups around the globe and is an ideal companion volume to any introductory psychology text. Where appropriate in the standard curriculum of the introductory course, the authors include a cross-cultural reading or vignette that enriches the traditional material of the course. The book is designed to increase student understanding of the similarities and differences among the peoples of the world as they relate to psychological principles, concepts, and issues. As topics are covered in the introductory course, readings offer another dimension.
This book, containing 27 articles on cultural groups around the globe, is an ideal companion volume to any introductory psychology text. Each cross-cultural reading or vignette enriches the traditional material of the course. These articles were specifically chosen to increase student understanding of the similarities and differences among the peoples of the world as they relate to psychological principles, concepts, and issues.
Discover fascinating articles on cultural groups from around the globe with this brief companion volume to Kalat's INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY. Each cross-cultural reading or vignette enriches your understanding of course material, with articles that were specifically chosen to increase your appreciation of the similarities and differences among the peoples of the world as you relate to psychological principles, concepts, and issues.
About the Author
William Price, received Ph.D. from Oregon State University and is Professor of Psychology and Chair of Liberal Arts and Science Division at North Country Community College.Richley H. Crapo is a Professor for the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University. His research interests include cross-cultural studies, gender and human sexuality.
Table of Contents
Part I: Psychological Research and Theory. 1. Culture, Values, and Social Thought. 2. The Use of Projective Tests in Non-Western Cultures. 3. How Universal Are Psychological Theories? Freud and Erickson in Global Perspective. Part II: Sensation. 4. How Much Is Too Much Kayaking? A Case of Kayak-Angst. Part III: Perception. 5. Depth Perception and Visual Illusions: Why Do Cultural Differences Exist? Part IV: States of Consciousness. 6. Dreams from Culture to Culture. 7. Alcohol, Drugs, and Religion. Part V: Conditioning and Learning. 8. The Ifaluk Ghosts of Micronesia. Part VI: Memory and Information Processing. 9. How Children Think: An Issue of Content and Measurement. 10. Whos Afraid of a Test? Part VII: Cognition and Language. 11. A World of Colors: Culture Influencing Linguistic Needs. Part VIII: Motivation. 12. Was Hunger the Motivation for Aztec Cannibalism? 13. Aggression: The Nonviolent Semai. 14. Individualism vs. Collectivism: Differences Between Chinese and American Value Orientations. Part IX: Emotion. 15. A Frown Is a Frown Is a Frown: Facial Expressions around the World. 16. Witch-Fear among the Aivilik Eskimo. Part X: Development Through the Lifespan. 17. The Elderly in Native American Culture. 18. Female Initiation Rites. Part XI: Intelligence and Individual Differences. 19. Race, Culture, and IQ. Part XII: Personality. 20. Leadership Characteristics: The Case of Moral Reasoning in a Rural African Community. 21. Age Differences in Personality Traits Among the Highland Maya. Part XIII: Health Psychology. 22. Witchcraft! 23. Coping Styles among German and Israeli Adolescents. Part XIV: Abnormal Psychology. 24. The AIDS Pandemic: Addressing Perceptions and Behaviors for a Solution. 25. "Call me Crazy!" Psychiatric Labeling among the Eskimos and the Yoruba. 26. Depression and Culture. 27. Koro-A Culture-Bound Depersonalization Syndrome. Part XV: Social Psychology. 28. Gimme a Break! Patterns of Cooperation Among Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, and Anglo-Americans. 29. Polyandry-Multiple Spouses in Tibet and Pahari, India. 30. Gender Stereotyping in Global Perspective. Part XVI: Sexuality. 31. The Berdache: Gender-Mixing Among Northern Native Americans. 32. Cross-Cultural Differences in Sexual Jealousy.
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