This text introduces the field of cross-cultural psychology, discusses basic methodology for cross-cultural research, and explores the fields of sensation and perception, intelligence, human development, emotion, motivation, social perception and interaction, and mental disorders from a cross-cultural perspective. The dynamic author team provides a comprehensive review of theories and research in cross-cultural psychology within a critical thinking framework for examining, analyzing, and evaluating cross-cultural data. Highlights of the Second Edition: A critical thinking framework and ?Critical Thinking Highlight? boxes provide practice in developing critical thinking skills in the context of cross-cultural psychology. New features such as ?Culture and Public Opinion,? ?Culture, Psychology, and Terrorism,? and ?Culture and Community Psychology? provide students with new information related to current cross-cultural issues. More than thirty high-interest activities and exercises provide students ample opportunity for active learning and enhanced comprehension. These activities and exercises are designed to serve as class discussion starters, demonstrations, points for debate, individual or group assignments, term papers, or oral assignments. ?Cross-Cultural Sensitivity? boxes in every chapter underscore the importance of empathy in interpersonal communication. Relevant quotations from a wide range of sources provide divergent points of view, pique readers' interest, and inspire critical thinking.Shiraev, Eric is the author of 'Cross-Cultural Psychology Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205386123 and ISBN 0205386121.