The Psychology of Culture Shock

The Psychology of Culture Shock

by Colleen A. WardStephen Bochner and Adrian Furnham

Hardback Publication Date: 30/03/2001

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Crossing cultures can be a stimulating and rewarding adventure. It can also be a stressful and bewildering experience. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Furnham and Bochner's classic Culture Shock (1986) examines the psychological and social processes involved in intercultural contact, including learning new culture specific skills, managing stress and coping with an unfamiliar environment, changing cultural identities and enhancing intergroup relations.
The book describes the ABCs of intercultural encounters, highlighting Effective, Behavioural and Cognitive components of cross-cultural experience. It incorporates both theoretical and applied perspectives on culture shock and a comprehensive review of empirical research on a variety of cross-cultural travellers, such as tourists, students, business travellers, immigrants and refugees. Minimising the adverse effects of culture shock, facilitating positive msychological outcomes and discussion of selection and training techniques for living and working abroad represent some of the practical issues covered.
The Psychology of Culture Shock will provide an essential reference and textbook for courses within psychology, sociology and business training. It will also be a valuable resource for professionals working with culturally diverse populations and acculturating groups such as international students immigrants or refugees.
ISBN:
9780415162340
9780415162340
Category:
Social
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-03-2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Dimensions (mm):
254x203.2x50.8mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Adrian Furnham

Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at UCL. He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books, and is among the most well-known and productive psychologists in the world, noted for his motivational speaking.

Adrian is a newspaper columnist, previously at the Financial Times and now at the Sunday Times. He wrote regularly for the Daily Telegraph and is a regular contributor to national and international radio and television stations including the BBC, CNN, and ITV.

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