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Cross-Cultural Psychology

  1. Harold Takooshian

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0243

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Takooshian, H. 2010. Cross-Cultural Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Fordham University

Publication History

  1. 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