This chapter gives an introduction to how psychology has dealt with the human being as a culture influenced being. This topic is discussed also within the context of cross-cultural interaction and migration to a new country. First the debate on the meaning of culture is reviewed and discussed. Here the changing and heterogeneous nature of socially dependent understanding is emphasized. The larger part of the chapter consists of a presentation of three approaches in culture oriented psychology: Cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology and the indigenous psychologies.
|Title of host publication||Vår tids psykologi|
|Editors||Philip Hwang, Ingvar Lundberg, Jerker Rönnberg, Ann-Charlotte Smedler|
|Publisher||Natur och kultur|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
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