In recent years there has been a wealth of new research in cognition, particularly in relation to supporting theoretical constructs about how cognitions are formed, processed, reinforced, and how they then affect behavior. Many of these theories have arisen and been tested in geographic isolation. It remains to be seen whether theories that purport to describe cognition in one culture will equally prove true in other cultures. The Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures is the first book to look at these theories specifically with culture in mind. The book investigates universal truths about motivation and cognition across culture, relative to theories and findings indicating cultural differences.
Coverage includes the most widely cited researchers in cognition and their theories- as seen through the looking glass of culture. The chapters include self-regulation by Tory Higgins, unconscious thought by John Bargh, attribution theory by Bernie Weiner, and self-verification by Bill Swann, among others. The book additionally includes some of the best new researchers in cross-cultural psychology, with contributors from Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. In the future, culture may be the litmus test of a theory before it is accepted, and this book brings this question to the forefront of cognition research.
* Includes contributions from researchers from Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia for a cross-cultural panel
* Provides a unique perspective on the effect of culture on scientific theories and data
Motivation and cognition across cultures / Richard M. Sorrentino and Susumu Yamaguchi -- Affect-regulation, self-development and parenting : a functional-design approach to cross-cultural differences / Julius Kuhl and Heidi Keller -- Uncertainty regulation : the master motive? / Richard M. Sorrentino ... [et al.] -- Implicit theism / Eric Luis Uhlmann, T. Andrew Poehlman, and John A. Bargh -- Do implicit motives add to our understanding of psychological and behavioral outcomes within and across cultures? / Jan Hofer and Michael Harris Bond -- A cross-cultural analysis of self-verification motives / Tammy English, Serena Chen, and William B. Swann Jr. -- An attribution theorist addresses the co-existence of theoretical generality and cultural specificity / Bernard Weiner -- Re-thinking culture and personality : how self-regulatory universals create cross-cultural differences / E. Tory Higgins, Antonio Pierro, and Arie W. Kruglanski -- Goal pursuit in the context of culture / Gabriele Oettingen, A. Timur Sevincer, and Peter M. Gollwitzer -- Unveiling agency : a motivational perspective on acculturation and adaptation / Michelle Gezentsvey and Colleen Ward -- A situated cognition perspective on culture : effects of priming cultural syndromes on cognition and motivation / Daphna Oyserman and Spike W.S. Lee -- The fundamental tools, and possibly universals, of human social cognition / Bertram F. Malle -- Cross-cultural differences versus universality in cognitive dissonance : a conceptual reanalysis / Bertram Gawronski, Kurt R. Peters, and Fritz Strack -- The role of language in the perception of persons and groups / Minoru Karasawa and Anne Maass -- Culture and intergroup relations : the role of social representations of history / Denis J. Hilton and James H. Liu -- Motivated expression of self-esteem across cultures / Susumu Yamaguchi ... [et al.] -- Culture, narrative, and human agency / Yoshihisa Kashima, Kim Peters, and Jennifer Whelan -- Culture, cognitions, and legal decision-making / Justin D. Levinson -- The psychological process of coping with threat and its cultural maintenance function / Emiko S. Kashima -- Values and social axioms / Kwok Leung and Fan Zhou -- Cognitive, relational, and social basis of academic achievement in Confucian cultures : psychological, indigenous, and cultural perspectives / Uichol Kim and Young-Shin Park -- Dialectical emotions : how cultural epistemologies influence the experience and regulation of emotional complexity / Jennifer L. Goetz, Julie Spencer-Rodgers, and Kaiping Peng -- Culture, emotion, and motivation / David Matsumoto and Jessie Wilson -- Measuring cognition and motivation across cultural groups / Ron Fischer and Vivian Miu-Chi Lun.
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 28th April 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science