Higher Education

Culture and Psychology, 5th Edition

  • David Matsumoto San Francisco State University and Humintell
  • Linda Juang University of Potsdam, Germany
  • ISBN-10: 1111344930  |  ISBN-13: 9781111344931
  • 544 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY, 5E illustrates why and how psychologists should account for cultural factors in their efforts to explain and understand behavior. The authors' cross-cultural framework gives students the tools necessary for evaluating psychology from a cultural perspective, while the inclusion of the most current research highlights the relationship between culture and psychology. In addition, the text encourages students to question traditionally held beliefs and theories as and their relevance to different cultural groups today.

Features and Benefits

  • References have been updated in all chapters.
  • A strong psychology research base.
  • The latest research in cross-cultural and multicultural issues with expanded coverage of development, abnormal psychology, mental health, enculturation, and psychotherapy.
  • Distinctive chapters on culture, language, communication, enculturation, and culture and developmental processes.
  • Comprehensive end-of-chapter summaries/conclusions and glossaries.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
1. What is Culture?
2. Cross-Cultural Research Methods.
3. Enculturation.
4. Culture and Developmental Processes.
5. Culture and Cognition.
6. Culture and Gender.
7. Culture and Health.
8. Culture and Emotion.
9. Culture, Language, and Communication.
10. Culture and Personality.
11. Culture and Abnormal Psychology.
12. Culture and the Treatment of Abnormal Behavior.
13. Culture and Social Behavior, I: Self.
14. Culture and Social Behavior, II.
15. Culture and Organizations.

What's New

  • Updated content incorporates recent developments, includes more recent research published within the last few years, and highlights new theoretical and methodological innovations.
  • Significant structural changes have been made to most chapters to improve the flow of the text.
  • References have been updated in all chapters.


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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1133046312 | ISBN-13: 9781133046318)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Matsumoto

David Matsumoto is a world-renowned expert in the fields of emotion, nonverbal behavior, deception, and culture. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1981, double majoring in psychology and Japanese, and his Masters (1983) and Doctoral (1986) degrees in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University (SFSU) since 1989, and is the Founder and Director of SFSU's Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory. He has produced over 400 academic works, including books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. His books include well-known titles such as the APA HANDBOOK OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION (ed.), NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: SCIENCE AND APPLICATION (ed.), the CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF PSYCHOLOGY (ed.), CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ed.), the APA HANDBOOK OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (ed.), the APA HANDBOOK OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (ed.), and THE HANDBOOK OF CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY (ed.). He is the recipient of many awards and honors in the field of psychology, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the International Academy of Intercultural Research. He is the series editor for Cambridge University Press' series on Culture and Psychology, and former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He has been President and CEO of Humintell (www.humintell.com) since its founding in 2009.

Linda Juang

Linda Juang is a Professor of Education at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She earned her B.A. in Child Development from the University of Minnesota, her M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (1997) in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Jena in Germany for three years. She served on the faculty at San Francisco State University for 11 years. Her research focuses on adolescent development in family, school, and cultural contexts. She co-edited a handbook on Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Mental Health and has published journal articles, book chapters, and presented studies concerning ethnic identity, discrimination, acculturation, and well-being of adolescents and young adults in the U.S., China, and Germany. She is a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association.