Book Details

  • Ebook
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $45.00
  • August 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-28913-8
  • 752 pages
  • License Term (days): 180
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Cultural Psychology

Third Edition

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Steven J. Heine (Author, University of British Columbia)


The standard for cultural psychology courses around the world.

The most contemporary and relevant introduction to the field, Cultural Psychology, Third Edition, is unmatched in both its presentation of current, global experimental research and its demonstration of how cultural psychology is relevant to students’ lives, their society, and the world around them.


Shows students the relevance of cultural psychology

The Third Edition draws upon a wide range of studies beyond the East and West—including cultures and regions in Africa, Europe, India, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands—and explores cultural variation within nation-states—such as urban/rural, income, dietary, generational, religious, and sexual orientation—to show students how cultural psychology pertains to their lives on both a global and individual level.  

Encourages students to think like cultural psychologists

Cultural Psychology presents an unparalleled array of experimental research, including a wealth of current findings based upon actual behavioral experiments, economic games, and studies employing neuroscience methods. Many of the concepts in the text are explained by walking students through detailed examples of classic experiments in the field—demonstrating exactly how the studies are conducted—and challenging them to think about how psychologists obtain answers to their research questions. This expanded coverage of neuroscience research—including chapters on methods, personality, cognition, and emotion—helps students master core concepts and understand how researchers are able to discover those concepts. 

Robust media program

The Third Edition offers an increased variety of boxes, charts, and summary tables to facilitate review and assessment, and every chapter concludes with four to six “Think About It” questions that encourage students to think critically about—and retain— what they’ve just read.  

An enriched art program—now in full color

New to the Third Edition, a vibrant full-color design—unique in this market—illuminates the varied and global cultures and ethnicities discussed throughout the text.  

    Chapter 1: What Is Cultural Psychology?
    Chapter 2: Culture and Human Nature
    Chapter 3: Cultural Evolution
    Chapter 4: Methods for Studying Culture and Psychology
    Chapter 5: Development and Socialization
    Chapter 6: Self and Personality
    Chapter 7: Living in Multicultural Worlds
    Chapter 8: Motivation
    Chapter 9: Cognition and Perception
    Chapter 10: Emotions
    Chapter 11: Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships
    Chapter 12: Morality, Religion, and Justice
    Chapter 13: Physical Health
    Chapter 14: Mental Health