Definitions and Perspectives

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


“Culture” has become a central focus of study across virtually all disciplines in the social sciences. The importance of culture as a mediating and/or moderating variable in education, psychology, human relations, business and virtually all human experience has been acknowledged. This book is designed to present a specific view of culture, its psychological functions and implications for human development, inter-cultural relations and adaptation.


Culture and ecology Human needs Meaning Culture as a psychological defense Roadmap for living Samoan Yup’ik 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of Hawai‘i at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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