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Cross-Cultural Cognitive Pscyhology - General

Altarriba, Jeanette, editor. 1993. Cognition and culture: A cross-cultural approach to cognitive psychology. xiii, 405 pp. Advances in psychology, 103. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North-Holland/Elsevier Science Publishers.

From the preface: "This book is an attempt to look at [the] issue of universals in thinking and understanding by providing a compendium of cross-cultural investigations in the four major areas of cognitive psychology: (1) memory and knowledge representation, (2) language processing, (3) perception, and (4) reasoning and problem solving. The section on memory and knowledge representation includes work on the representation of spatial and temporal knowledge as well as investigations on how people classify objects and categories across cultures. The section on language includes studies detailing the development of reading skills and literacy as well as the development of comprehension skills in different languages. Issues of bilingualism and linearization are also discussed. A third part of the book includes work in speech perception and visual perception and includes a review of work on cross-cultural differences and art. Finally, the development of reasoning and problem solving skills was examined across cultures and the results and implications of those studies are included here. The chapters included in this book were written for those interested in cross-cultural psychology and those with an interest in cultural anthropology as well.".
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Atran, Scott. 1995. "Classifying nature across cultures," in Thinking: An invitation to cognitive science, Vol. 3, 2nd ed., editors Edward E. Smith, Daniel N. Osherson, and et al., 131-174. xii, 440 pp. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Berry, John W. 1993. "An ecological approach to understanding cognition across cultures," in Cognition and culture: A cross-cultural approach to cognitive psychology, editor Jeanette Altarriba, 361-375. xiii, 405 pp. Advances in psychology, 103. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North-Holland/Elsevier Science Publishers.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Berry, John W. 1996. "A cultural ecology of cognition," in Human abilities: Their nature and measurement, editors Ian Dennis, Patrick Tapsfield, and et al., 19-37. xv, 189 pp. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Berry, J. W., S. H. Irvine, and E. B. Hunt, editors. 1988. Indigenous Cognition: Functioning in Cultural Context. vi, 292 pp. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences, 41. Dodrecht, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
Conference proceedings of NATO advanced workshop.
BF311.N27 1986.
cognition/cross-cultural psychology.

Blaut, J. M. 1987. "Place perception in perspective." Journal of Environmental Psychology 7/4:297-305.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Brysbaert, Marc, Wim Fias, and Marie-Pascale Noeel. 1998. "The Whorfian hypothesis and numerical cognition: Is 'twenty-four' processed in the same way as 'four-and-twenty'?" Cognition 66/1:51-77.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Choi, Soonja. "Language-specific input and early semantic development: Evidence from children learning Korean," in The crosslinguistic study of language acquisition, Vol. 5: Expanding the contexts, editor Dan Isaac Slobin, 41-133. xv, 339 pp Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology/linguistics.

D'Andrade, Roy. 1987. "A folk model of the mind," in Cultural models in language and thought, editors Dorothy Holland, and Naomi Quinn, 112-148. xii, 400 pp. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

"folk model is contrasted briefly to the scientific models of the mind found in academic psychology and psychoanalytic theory, and then related to a nonwestern folk model of the mind".
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

D'Andrade, Roy G. 1989. "Cultural Cognition," in Foundations of Cognitive Science, edited by Michael I. Posner, 795-830. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
BF311.F66 1989 ED-P.
cognitive science/cross-cultural psychology.

Das, J. P., editors. 1988. "Coding, attention, and planning: A cap for every head," Indigenous Cognition: Functioning in Cultural Context, 39-56. vi, 292 pp. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences, 41. Dodrecht, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

describes "a model of cognitive functions which alludes to the neuropsychological functions of the brain." Presents empirical studies of cognitive processing (transactional relationships, syllogistic reasoning) in different cultures: Orissa, India; Cree children in Alberta; and Sierra Leone.
BF311.N27 1986.
cognition/cross-cultural psychology/developmental psychology.

Denny, J. Peter. 1991. "Rational thought in oral culture and literate decontextualization," in Literacy and Orality, editors David R. Olson, and Nancy Torrance, 66-89. xii, 288 pp. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

from the introduction: "considers the evidence for the effects of literacy on human cognition and discusses the various claims made to account for differences between literate and oral societies, such as that literate Western thought is more reflective, more abstract, more complex, and more logical than thought in preliterate societies".
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Eccles, John C. 1979. "The Creation of the Self." Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 43/1:3-19.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/identity.

Friedman, William. 1990. About Time: Inventing the Fourth Dimension. x, 147 Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

from the jacket: "... William Friedman provides a new integrated look at research on the psychological processes that underlie the human experience of time. He explains what psychologists have discovered about temporal perception and cognition since the publication of Paul Fraisse's "The Psychology of Time" in 1963 and offers fresh interpretations of their findings.... He takes up representation and orientation, our ability to build mental representations of the time structures that surround us and to view these patterns from the unique perspective of the present moment. Moreover he shows that we can learn a great deal about the psychological basis of temporal experience by studying the development of this knowledge in children and the way in which views of time vary by culture, personality type, and kind of psychopathology.".
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/rhythm.

Hardin, C. L., and Luisa Maffi, editors. 1997. Color Categories in Thought and Language. x, 404 pp. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Hoosain, Rumjahn. 1986. "Language, orthography and cognitive processes: Chinese perspectives for the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis." International Journal of Behavioral Development 9/4:507-525.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology.

Hutchins, Edwin. 1995. Cognition in the Wild. xviii, 381 pp. A Bradford Book, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Situated, distributed cognition study using "navigation as it is performed by a team on the bridge of a ship as the unit of cognitive analysis" (xv). Applies notions from cognitive science to analyze a task performed by military naval personnel. "After comparing modern Western navigation with the method practiced in Micronesia, Hutchins explores the computational and cognitive properties of systems that involve multiple individuals" (book jacket).
BF311.H88 1994.
situated cognition/cross-cultural psychology.

Ingold, Tim. 1996. "Culture, perception and cognition," in Psychological research: Innovative methods and strategies, editor John Haworth, and et al., 99-119. xv, 286 pp. London, UK: Routledge.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Jahoda, Gustav. 1982. Psychology and Anthropology: A Psychological Perspective. London: Academic Press.

An intellectual history, written by a self-described cross-cultural psychologist.
GN502.J33 1982 ANTH.
cross-cultural psychology/cognitive science.

Jahoda, Gustav, and I. M. Lewis. 1988. Acquiring culture: Cross cultural studies in child development. ix, 340 pp. London, England UK: Croom Helm.

Abstract from book: attempts to look at how "children from birth onwards learn to become competent members of their culture. . . . The introductory essay provides the necessary historical background of the development of child study in both anthropology and psychology and outlines how future research in the ethnography of childhood should proceed. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography providing a guide to the literature from 1970 onwards.".
cross-cultural psychology/anthropology/developmental psychology/cognition.

Johnson, Ronald C., and Craig T. Nagoshi. 1985. "Parental ability, education and occupation as influences on offspring cognition in Hawaii and Korea." Personality & Individual Differences 6/4:413-423.

Find that parental ability has stronger effect than parental status on children's abilities.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology.

Keil, Frank. 1994. "The birth and nurturance of concepts by domains: The origins of concepts of living things," in Mapping the mind: Domain specificity in cognition and culture, editors Lawrence A. Hirschfeld, and Susan A. Gelman, 234-254. xiv, 516 pp. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Lave, Jean. 1988. Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics and Culture in Everyday Life. xv, 214 pp. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
UCB Education Dept. faculty.
BF311.L29 1988.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Lopez, Alejandro, Scott Atran, John D. Coley, Douglas L. Medin, and et al. 1997. "The tree of life: Universal and cultural features of folkbiological taxonomies and inductions." Cognitive Psychology 32/3:251-295.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/ethnosemantics.

Mishra, R. C. "Cognition and cognitive development," in Handbook of cross-cultural psychology, Vol. 2: Basic processes and human development, 2nd ed., editors John W. Berry, and Pierre R. Dasen, 143-175. xxxvii, 439 pp. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology.

Olson, David R., and Nancy Torrance, editors. 1996. Modes of thought: Explorations in culture and cognition. viii, 305 pp New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Osgood, Charles E. 1979. "From Yang and Yin to and or but in cross cultural perspective." International Journal of Psychology 14/1:1-35.

The universality of "bipolar," oppositional thinking is suggested.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Ratner, Carl. 1991. "Cultural variation in cognitive processes from a sociohistorical psychological perspective." Journal of Mind & Behavior 12/2:281-295.

A relativist viewpoint is expressed, that all cognitive processes are culturally variable.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Rogoff, Barbara, and PabloSource Chavajay. 1995. "What's become of research on the cultural basis of cognitive development?" American Psychologist 50/10:859-877.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology.

Schliemann, Analucia D., David W. Carraher, and Stephen J. Ceci. "Everyday Cognition," in Handbook of cross-cultural psychology, Vol. 2: Basic processes and human development, 2nd ed., editors John W. Berry, and Pierre R. Dasen, 177-216. xxxvii, 439 pp. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition.

Super, Charles M. 1991. "Developmental transitions of cognitive functioning in rural Kenya and metropolitan America," in Brain maturation and cognitive development: Comparative and cross-cultural perspectives, editors Kathleen R. Gibson, and Anne C. Petersen, 225-251. ix, 390 pp. Foundations of human behavior, New York, NY: Aldine De Gruyter.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology.

Trevarthen, Colwyn. 1988. "Universal co-operative motives: How infants begin to know the language and culture of their parents," in Acquiring culture: Cross cultural studies in child development, editors Gustav Jahoda, and I. M. Lewis, 37-90. ix, 340 pp. London, England UK: Croom Helm.

"towards a theory of innate cognition for social and cultural skills," discussing results of studies in U.S., Scotland, Nigeria.
cross-cultural psychology/cognition/developmental psychology.


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