Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping

  • Paul T. P. Wong
  • Lilian C. J. Wong

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xxvii-xxvii
    2. Paul T. P. Wong, Lilian C. J. Wong, Carolyn Scott
      Pages 1-26
  3. Theoretical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Chi-Ah Chun, Rudolf H. Moos, Ruth C. Cronkite
      Pages 29-53
    3. Christine J. Yeh, Agnes Kwong Arora, Katherine A. Wu
      Pages 55-72
    4. Yu-Hsi Chen
      Pages 91-103
    5. Derrick W. Klaassen, Marvin J. McDonald, Susan James
      Pages 105-132
    6. Roger G. Tweed, Lucian Gideon Conway III
      Pages 133-153
  4. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Juan I. Sanchez, Paul E. Spector, Cary L. Cooper
      Pages 187-201
    3. Paul T. P. Wong, Gary T. Reker, Edward J. Peacock
      Pages 223-283
  5. Acculturative Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. John W. Berry
      Pages 287-298
    3. Amado M. Padilla, Noah E. Borrero
      Pages 299-317
    4. David Matsumoto, Satoko Hirayama, Jeffery A. LeRoux
      Pages 387-405
  6. Culture, Coping, and Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Salvatore R. Maddi, Richard H. Harvey
      Pages 409-426
    3. Edward C. Chang, Michele M. Tugade, Kiyoshi Asakawa
      Pages 439-455
    4. Micah L. McCreary, Jera Nelson Cunningham, Kathleen M. Ingram, John E. Fife
      Pages 487-513
    5. Roderick McCormick, Paul T. P. Wong
      Pages 515-531
  7. Occupational Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 533-533
    2. Frederick T. L. Leong, Dwight Tolliver
      Pages 535-553
  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 577-577
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 597-636

About this book


Has the developing world developed modern concepts of stress? Are coping methods the same around the globe? Such questions are not simple to answer, and until recently, few knew to ask them.

In recent years, Western psychologists have recognized that their prevailing views of psychology do not always translate worldwide—and that no culture has a monopoly on either stress or coping. The Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping was created to address this realization. This unique volume moves beyond simple comparisons of behaviors in other countries by clarifying critical concepts in stress and coping, analyzing and synthesizing vast amounts of global data, and identifying constructs and methodologies necessary for meaningful cross-cultural research.

An international, multiethnic panel of forty-five contributors presents elegant studies of stress, survival, and resilience as cultures evolve and countries interact, including:

• Personal transformation as a coping strategy
• Psychological skills that enhance intercultural adjustment
• Individual versus collectivist values in coping
• Buddhist and Taoist traditions in coping
• The cumulative effects of historical, environmental, and political stressors on nations in the Middle East
• Specific cross-cultural perspectives, from Latino-American families to Canadian aboriginal peoples to minority university students

The editors have assembled a vital store of knowledge, raising crucial implications for clinicians working with immigrant/international populations, and evaluating the current state of theory, research, and assessment. The Handbook documents major steps toward scientific advancement—and human understanding.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul T. P. Wong
    • 1
  • Lilian C. J. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Counselling PsychologyTrinity Western UniversityLangleyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26236-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26238-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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