"Culture is a group's characteristic way of perceiving its environment"

–Harry Triandis

New Advances Series

View the promotional flyer for a discount here. Read the editors' introduction by Michele, CY, and Ying-Yi and the Volume One Forward by Dr. Richard Shweder.

Purchase all four volumes in the series here.

Official Advances Series Announcement

CY, Ying-Yi, and I would like to announce the launching of a new Advances in Culture and Psychology Series that is being published by Oxford University Press. The series is modeled after the Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, and is publishing mature research programs across the discipline of culture and psychology, broadly defined.  Below is the contents of Volume 1. We are also attaching a forward to the series by Richard Shweder and our introduction. The idea for this Advances series came up at a coffee break at our wonderful Hong Kong conference in December 2006! Please be in touch if you are interested in publishing your work in the series.

Best regards,
Michele, CY, and Ying-Yi

Volume One Table of Contents

Richard Shweder

Introduction to the  Series
Michele Gelfand, CY Chiu, and Ying-Yi Hong

Human Culture in Evolutionary Perspective
Michael Tomasello

Culture, Emotion, and Expression
David Matsumoto and Hyi-Sung Hwang

Infectious Disease and the Creation of Culture
Mark Schaller and Damian R. Murray

Attachment, Learning and Coping: The Interplay of Cultural Similarities
and Differences
Fred Rothbaum, Gilda Morelli, and Natalie Rusk

Culturally Situated Linguistic Ecologies and Language Use: Cultural
Tools at the Service of Representing and Shaping Situated Realities
Gün R Semin

Micro-Macro Dynamics of the Cultural Construction of Reality: A Niche
Construction Approach to Culture
Toshio Yamagishi

Horizontal and Vertical Individualism and Collectivism: Implications
for Understanding Psychological Processes
Sharon Shavitt, Carlos J. Torelli, and Hila Riemer

Volume Two Table of Contents

Culture, Categories, and Color: Do We See the World Through T(a)inted Lenses?
Debi Roberson

Culture, Brain, and Behavior
Nalini Ambady

Social Change and Human Development: An Autobiographical Journey
Patricia M. Greenfield

Culture and Personality
A. Timothy Church and Marcia S. Katigbak

Intelligence in its Cultural Context
Robert J. Sternberg

Culture Change: The Perspective of Dynamical Minimalism
Andrzej Nowak, Wouter de Raad, and Wojciech Borkowski

Volume Three Table of Contents

The Role of Language and Culture in Universality and Diversity of Human Concepts
Mutsumi Imai and Takahiko Masuda

Development: The Cultural Solution of Universal Developmental Tasks
Heidi Keller and Joscha Kärtner

From Chinese to Cross-Cultural Personality Inventory: A Combined Emic-Etic Approach to Study Personality in Culture
Fanny M. Cheung, Shu Fai Cheung, and Weiqiao Fan

Cultural Unity and Diversity in Compensatory Control Processes
Aaron C. Kay and Daniel Sullivan

Creating Cultures Between Arctics and Deserts
Evert Van de Vliert

Macro Cultural Psychology: Its Development, Concerns, Politics, and Future Direction
Carl Ratner

Volume Four Table of Contents

Cultural Neuroscience: Understanding Human Diversity
Joan Y. Chiao, Bobby K. Cheon, Narun Pornpattanangkul, Alissa J. Mrazek, Kate D. Blizinsky

Chapter 2 Economics, Sex, and the Emergence of Society
Douglas T. Kenrick & Luis Gomez-Jacinto

Entries into Meaning: Socialization via Narrative in the Early Years
Peggy Miller

Culture and Epistemologies: Putting Culture Back into the Ecosystem
Douglas Medin, bethany ojalehto, Ananda Marin, and Megan Bang

What Values Can (And Cannot) Tell Us About Individuals, Society, and Culture
Ronald Fischer

Sacred Values and Cultural Conflict
Jeremy Ginges & Scott Atran

Asian American Psychology: Individuals and Families in Global and Historical Contexts
Sumie Okazaki