Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Takooshian, H. 2010. Cross-Cultural Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Cross-cultural psychology is the scientific study of human behavior across cultural or national boundaries (Adler & Gielen, 2002). It is based on the two premises that (1) our culture deeply impacts all aspects of our psyche, including perception, cognition, development, personality, abnormality, and social behavior; and (2) for scientific psychology to be accurate, it must study these cultural variations rather than overlook them.
- multi-cultural psychology;
- international psychology;
- cultural psychology;
- indigenous psychology