Bringing together leading authorities, this definitive handbook provides a comprehensive review of where the field of cultural psychology is today and where it may be headed in the future. Major theoretical perspectives are explained, and methodological issues and challenges are discussed. The volume examines how topics fundamental to psychology--identity and social relations, the self, cognition, emotion and motivation, and development--are influenced by cultural meanings and practices. It also presents cutting-edge work on the psychological and evolutionary underpinnings of cultural stability and change. In all, more than 60 contributors have written over 30 chapters covering such diverse areas as food, love, religion, intelligence, language, attachment, narratives, and work.
"In the "Handbook of Cultural Psychology," we witness the continuing emergence of the field of cultural psychology as a substantial force affecting the wider discipline of psychology....This textbook attempts to gather a growing body of evidence to explain not only how culture influences the way individuals think, feel, and behave but also, conversely, how our individual psychological processes have an effect on our social and cultural settings....I highly recommend this textbook. It is readable, wide ranging, and will remind you of taking a walk in your favorite city, where you will turn a corner and never know exactly what is coming but you are sure that whatever you come across will be noteworthy, attractive, and compelling."--"APA PsycCRITIQUES"<p>"This comprehensive scholarly resource will be a boon to those interested in the intersection of culture and psychology....Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty."--"Choice"<p>"Must reading for anyone interested in cultural psychology. The editors and contributors have an uncanny ability to communicate the history, current progress, and future trends in the field. If you want to really know about cultural psychology, listen to the movers and shakers who are setting the pace for years to come. 4 Stars!"--"Doody's Review Service"