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Understanding cross-cultural psychology : Eastern and Western perspectives

Author: Pittu Laungani
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Few psychology books capture the reader through their table of contents like this one. The book contrasts dominant ideas from Eastern and Western psychology and, in doing so, challenges one's own assumptions ... perhaps the book's greatest strength is the holistic focus on life as a lived experience, which also makes it fun to read."--The Psychologist.
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Laungani, Pittu.
Understanding cross-cultural psychology.
London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)607905197
Online version:
Laungani, Pittu.
Understanding cross-cultural psychology.
London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)608431876
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pittu Laungani
ISBN: 076197153X 9780761971535 0761971548 9780761971542
OCLC Number: 123232033
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2007
Description: xvi, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A poem by the Mogul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar --
Foreword : Understanding cross-cultural psychology --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Theoretical perspectives --
1. What is this thing called culture? --
2. Nature, rationale and scope of cross-cultural psychology --
3. A conceptual model of cross-cultural differences in eastern and western cultures --
4. Research in cross-cultural settings: ethical considerations --
5. Methodological issues in cross-cultural psychology --
pt. 2. Applied perspectives --
6. Doing research in India : cultural and ethical considerations --
7. Family structures and child-rearing practices --
8. Intercultural perception and interaction --
9. Cross-cultural considerations in health, happiness, and illness --
10. Death and bereavement : cross-cultural perspectives --
Bibliography --
Author index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Pittu D. Laungani.
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