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Introduction Reaching this stage in studying the psychology of the Chinese people

Michael Harris Bond

in Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199541850
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199541850.013.0001

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Introduction Reaching this stage in studying the psychology of the Chinese people

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This article brings out a study on Chinese psychology and its significance that makes it different from the other usual studies. The objective is to make an attempt to understand the culture and its impact of human socialization in Europe and, especially, America. It reveals that there are relatively few American-trained psychologists who practice cross-cultural psychology. It is the unique dissimilarities of China from the west that rooted the efforts of a study on Chinese psychology. There is a considerable demand for intellectual material on the psychology of the Chinese people. This curiosity was fueled by the fact that China is different from the west in all ways. This study aims to help with self-understanding, as individuals become more aware of their culture when they encounter another person of a different culture.

Keywords: behavioural scientists; cross-cultural psychology; Chinese psychology; American-trained psychologists; economic dynamism

Article.  1782 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology

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