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Praise for Volume 1

"We found this book to be well-organized, accurate, and engaging. We plan to use it in many of the classes we teach and are likely to cite it in much of our research and writing in the future. We eagerly look forward to future volumes and recommend the series to everyone working in or studying psychology in the early 21st century."
—Sherri McCarthy and Natalie Hess, PsycCRITIQUES

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"Human diversity and cultural dynamics are pressing questions in today's globalized world in flux. After three decades of explosive growth, the field of culture and psychology now has a forum that presents a cacophony that sings the tune of culture in its breathtaking dynamic complexity. From evolutionary and social underpinnings of culture to psychological processes involving language, emotion, and attachment, from traditional research topics to recent breakthroughs in the field, the first volume of Advances in Culture and Psychology provides fresh, diverse, and penetrating perspectives on the nexus of culture and psychology. Invigorating renewed interests, celebrating newest advances, and pointing to future directions, it is a welcome addition to the field."
— Yoshihisa Kashima, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne

"It is wonderful to see the next generation of cross-cultural and cultural psychologists undertake a series that will include not only psychology, but also many other disciplines. Just as the Experimental Social Psychology series shaped social psychology, this new series promises to shape our understanding of the relationship between culture and psychology."
— Harry C. Triandis, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

"This important series presents the field of cultural and cross-cultural psychology at its best. With the growing volume of cross-cultural data, the news of enormous diversity in the human mode of being has arrived in psychology at long last. The seven beautifully written chapters included here in the first volume make a convincing case for culture as a central element in human psychology. Readers will realize that the time has come for the field of psychology as a whole to renew its commitment to the study of the human mind as both enabled by brain, underlying biology, and evolution and, at the same time, profoundly shaped through its engagement in socio-cultural environment."
— Shinobu Kitayama, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Culture & Cognition Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Praise for Volume 2

"This second volume is a worthy follow-up to the first and establishes Advances in Culture and Psychology as an important series for scholars in our field. The review articles serve as capstones for fascinating lines of work by leading scholars. The collection of articles here highlights the theoretical and methodological pluralism at the heart of psychological approaches to the study of culture, and cultural approaches to the study of persons and situations."
— Dov Cohen, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

"A serious and wide-ranging exploration of the exciting frontiers where culture interacts with psychology. Leading scholars in the field provide us with enlightening insights as they describe their programs of research, on topics ranging from brain function to color cognition, and from intelligence to personality. This is a cutting-edge volume that will, no doubt, spark increasing dialogue and interest in the field of Cultural Psychology as it moves from the peripheral to the central."
— Frederick Leong, Director, Consortium for Multicultual Psychology Research, Michigan State University

"The second volume of the Advances in Culture and Psychology series fulfills again the promise of the editors to 'develop an intellectual home for culture and psychology research programs.' This volume contributes substantially to the establishment of this important series as a major source of information for understanding the overarching role of culture for human psychology. Although psychology is and always has been cultural, the importance of culture and psychology research programs in mainstream psychology is still underappreciated. The exciting chapters of this new edition span the bow from neurophysiology to social change, demonstrating that it is time for a paradigm shift in psychology from a universalist view to a contextual understanding of all psychological phenomena."
— Heidi Keller, Professor of Psychology, Department of Human Sciences, University of Osnabrueck, Germany



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