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The Praeger Handbook of Personality across Cultures

by A. Timothy Church, Editor

 

Do different cultures necessarily translate to different personalities, or are there aspects of personality that all people share, regardless of where they're from?

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July 2017

Praeger

Pages 999
Volumes 3
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Psychology/General

This important multivolume work sheds light on current—and future—research on cultural universals and differences in personality in their evolutionary, ecological, and cultural contexts.

How does culture impact personality traits? To answer that question, the three volumes in this set address current theory and research on culture and personality in an effort to determine how people differ—and how they are alike. Detailed chapters by scholars from around the world unveil a fascinating picture of the relationship between culture and important aspects of personality. They also address the accuracy or meaningfulness of trait comparisons across cultures and the methods and limitations of research on the subject. As most psychological research is conducted on participants from Western industrialized countries, a work that includes a wide range of cultures not only fosters a more complete understanding of human personality, but also broadens perspectives on value systems and ways to live.

Each of the three volumes concentrates on distinct areas of research, exposing the reader to the diverse theoretical and empirical approaches and topics in the field. Volume 1 focuses on the cross-cultural study of personality dispositions or traits. Volume 2 examines the relationship between culture and other important aspects of personality, including the self, emotions, motives, values, beliefs, and life narratives, as well as aspects of personality and adjustment associated with biculturalism and intercultural competence. Volume 3 looks at evolutionary, genetic, and neuroscience perspectives on personality across cultures along with ecological and cultural influences. In addition to providing readers with a thorough analysis of current and future directions for research, this unrivaled work brings together multiple perspectives on personality across cultures, thereby promoting a more integrative understanding of this important topic.

Features

  • Uniquely brings together diverse topics and theoretical viewpoints related to personality across cultures, including cross-cultural, cultural, indigenous, evolutionary, and neuroscientific perspectives
  • Provides a thorough picture of current knowledge as well as directions for future research
  • Comprises 31 chapters by leading international researchers discussing their respective areas of expertise
  • Addresses personality broadly defined to include universal and indigenous traits, personality types, the self, emotion, motivation, values, beliefs, and life narratives
  • Draws on cultural samples from every continent except Antarctica
Author Info

A. Timothy Church, PhD, is professor emeritus of counseling psychology at Washington State University, Pullman. His research interests include personality and its measurement across cultures, cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, and the integration of trait and cultural psychology perspectives in the study of personality across cultures. His cross-cultural research on these topics has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Mental Health in the United States. His publications in these areas include invited reviews in Current Opinion in Psychology, Advances in Culture and Psychology, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Social and Personality Compass, and Journal of Personality. He is a former associate editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and has also served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Research in Personality, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Psychological Science, and European Journal of Personality.

Topic Centers

Volume 1

Preface
Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1
Personality across Cultures: Historical Overview and Current Topics
A. Timothy Church

CHAPTER 2
The Five-Factor Model across Cultures
Robert R. McCrae

CHAPTER 3
Personality Structure and Assessment in French-Speaking African Cultures
Jérôme Rossier, Abdoulaye Ouedraogo, and Donatien Dahourou

CHAPTER 4
Indigenous Measurement of Personality in Asia
Fanny M. Cheung, Weiqiao Fan, and Shu Fai Cheung

CHAPTER 5
Indigenous Personality Structure and Measurement in South Africa
Velichko H. Fetvadjiev, Deon Meiring, Jan Alewyn Nel, Carin Hill, and Fons J. R. van de Vijver

CHAPTER 6
Psycholexical Studies of Personality Structure across Cultures
Boele De Raad and Boris Mlacic

CHAPTER 7
How Valid Are Culture-Level Mean Personality Scores?
Jüri Allik and Anu Realo

CHAPTER 8
Regional Differences in Personality: Causes and Consequences
Peter J. Rentfrow and Markus Jokela

CHAPTER 9
Bias and Equivalence in Cross-Cultural Personality Research
Fons J. R. van de Vijver and Jia He

CHAPTER 10
Trait Consistency and Validity across Cultures: Examining Trait and Cultural Psychology Perspectives
A. Timothy Church and Marcia S. Katigbak

CHAPTER 11
Toward a Psychology of Situations across Cultures
Esther Guillaume, Nick Stauner, and David C. Funder

About the Editor, Advisory Board, Contributors, and Additional Reviewers
Index


Volume 2

Preface
Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1
Cultural Models of Self: East-West Differences and Beyond
Susan E. Cross and Ben Chun Pan Lam

CHAPTER 2
Cultural and Genetic Influences on Emotion: The Role of Motivational Processes in Gene-Culture Interactions
Hyunji Kim, Khalidha Nasiri, and Joni Y. Sasaki

CHAPTER 3
Culture and Motivation
Beth Morling and Jeong Min Lee

CHAPTER 4
Culture and Autonomy
Valery Chirkov

CHAPTER 5
Individual Values across Cultures
Shalom H. Schwartz

CHAPTER 6
Culture, Personality, and Religiosity
Vassilis Saroglou

CHAPTER 7
The Cultural Shaping of Life Stories
Dan P. McAdams and Jen Guo

CHAPTER 8
Resilient, Undercontrolled, and Overcontrolled Personality Types across Cultures
Guido Alessandri and Michele Vecchione

CHAPTER 9
Personality and Adjustment in Bilingual and Bicultural Contexts
Sylvia Xiaohua Chen and Algae K. Y. Au

CHAPTER 10
Personality and Intercultural Competence
Karen van der Zee and Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven

About the Editor, Advisory Board, Contributors, and Additional Reviewers
Index


Volume 3

Preface
Acknowledgments


CHAPTER 1
An Evolutionary Life History Perspective on Personality and Mating Strategies
Jeffry A. Simpson, Vladas Griskevicius, Ohad Szepsenwol, and Ethan Young

CHAPTER 2
Adaptive Personality Differences Revealed by Small Island Population Genetics: Testing the Personality Gene Flow Hypothesis
Andrea S. Camperio Ciani

CHAPTER 3
Cultural Neuroscience Insights to Individual Differences and Personality
Nicholas O. Rule, Raymond A. Mar, and R. Thora Bjornsdottir

CHAPTER 4
Pathogens, Personality, and Culture
Damian R. Murray and Mark Schaller

CHAPTER 5
Climato-Economic Pressures on Cultural Identity
Evert Van de Vliert

CHAPTER 6
Individualism-Collectivism: Implications for Personality and Identity
Peter B. Smith and Matthew J. Easterbrook

CHAPTER 7
The Yin-Yang of Personality: Implications of Naïve Dialecticism for Social Cognition, the Self-Concept, and Well-Being
Helen C. Boucher and Tammy English

CHAPTER 8
Cultural Tightness-Looseness: Ecological Affordances and Implications for Personality
Michele J. Gelfand, Jesse R. Harrington, and Jessica R. Fernandez

CHAPTER 9
The Self in Face and Dignity Cultures
Young-Hoon Kim, Heewon Kwon, Minjae Seo, and Dasom Seo

CHAPTER 10
Personality, Character, and Cultural Differences: Distinguishing Enduring-Order versus Evolving-Order Cultures
Gerard Saucier

About the Editor, Advisory Board, Contributors, and Additional Reviewers
Index

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