Fundamental Questions in Cross-Cultural Psychology

Author(s) Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Athanasios Chasiotis, & Seger M. Breugelmans

2011, Cambridge University Press


Price $49 | Pages 602 | ISBN 9780521757515


Table of Contents

Introduction Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Athanasios Chasiotis and Seger M. Breugelmans

Part I. Setting the Stage:
1. Fundamental questions of cross-cultural psychology / Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Athanasios Chasiotis and Seger M. Breugelmans

Part II. Explanation of Cross-Cultural Differences:
2. Past and present of cross-cultural psychology / Gustav Jahoda
3. The continuing challenge of discovering psychological ‘order’ across cultures / Walter J. Lonner
4. The ecocultural framework: a stocktaking / John W. Berry
5. Frameworks for explaining cross-cultural variance: a meta-analytic examination of their usefulness / Dianne A. van Hemert
6. The relationship between individual and culture / Seger M. Breugelmans

Part III. Methods for Studying Culture:
7. A fourfold conceptual framework for cultural and cross-cultural psychology: relativism, construct universalism, repertoire universalism, and absolutism / Johnny R. J. Fontaine
8. About chicken and eggs: four methods for investigating culture-behaviour links / Ronald Fischer
9. Qualitative and mixed methods research in cross-cultural psychology / Alison Karasz
10. Bias and real differences in cross-cultural differences: neither friends nor foes / Fons J. R. van de Vijver

Part IV. The Role of Development:
11. Cross-cultural research in the cultural historical activity theory tradition / –úichael Cole, Boris G. Meshcheryakov and I. V. Ponomariov
12. Self, family, and culture: what is common, what changes? / Çiğdem Kağitçibaşi
13. Biology, culture, and development: conceptual and methodological considerations / Heidi Keller
14. Differences and universals in families across cultures / James Georgas
15. An epigenetic view on culture: what evolutionary developmental psychology has to offer for cross-cultural psychology / Athanasios Chasiotis

Part V. Concepts of Culture:
16. Cross-cultural differences as meaning systems / Lutz H. Eckensberger
17. Ulysses returns: lessons from the logbook of a cross-cultural wayfarer / Michael Harris Bond
18. Values: cultural and individual / Shalom H. Schwartz
19. The cultural contexts of organisational behaviour / Peter B. Smith
20. Rethinking culture and the self: some basic principles and their implications / Chi-yue Chiu and Young-hoon Kim

Part VI. Conclusion:
21. Research on behavior-and-culture: current ideas and future projections / Ype H. Poortinga.