Recently published

Recently published books relevant to international psychology.

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures: Engaging with Others in a Changing World

Edited by Peter B. Smith, Ronald Fischer, Vivian L. Vignoles, Michael Harris Bond

Understanding Social Psychology Across Cultures: Engaging with Others in a Changing WorldUnderstanding Social Psychology Across Cultures Second Edition starts by asking why social psychology needs a cross-cultural perspective. It then examines cultural differences and their origins, before addressing traditional social psychological themes cross-culturally, for example group processes, self and identity, intergroup relations. Themes of contemporary relevance including migration, ethnic conflict and climate change are also covered. . . . This textbook is appropriate for students of social and cross-cultural psychology. It will also interest practitioners wanting to understand the impact of culture on their fields of work, such as international relations, social policy, health promotion, ethnic relations and international business.” — From the Sage website.

Global Mental Health: Principles and Practices

Edited by Vikram Patel, Harry Minas, Alex Cohen, Martin Prince

Global Mental Health: Principles and Practices“Global health is an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global mental health is the application of these principles to the domain of mental ill-health. . . . The scope of the book is to cover two major aspects of the field: its scientific foundations and its practice and opens with an original account charting the history of the field from antiquity to its most recent developments. The language and content is geared towards a wide audience of practitioners and students of global mental health, including those who do not have any previous training in a clinical mental health specialty. This textbook, edited by four of the field's most widely acknowledged champions, with 20 chapters authored by over 30 global leaders of the field from diverse institutions and countries, is aimed to be the definitive text of this dynamic new discipline.”  — From the Oxford University Press website.

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

Edited By Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Mikhail Lyubansky, Michael Basseches, and Julie Oxenberg

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global EraToward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era describes the changes necessary to address the systemic problems affecting an increasingly distressed world. This path-breaking resource challenges readers to rethink the basic and implicit assumptions of psychology, reframing the field in terms of its responsibility as a healing science and force for social justice, and elucidates the context that makes this paradigm shift so necessary. Contributors analyze not only central issues shaping the field, but a practical framework for a redefined discipline, with concepts such as socially responsible inquiry and clinical practice, and strategies for working with like-minded communities and institutions toward key objectives, among them: achieving a sustainable future; developing a clinical practice suited to a global community; attaining global consciousness in the context of societal health; overcoming racism, sexism, and poverty; healing the causes of human suffering and environmental harm; conceptualizing and actualizing justice restoratively; and achieving a psychology of nonviolence.” — From the Springer website.

APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology

Edited by Frederick T. L. Leong

APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology“Consistent with the goals for the APA Handbooks in Psychology series, the purpose of the two-volume APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology is to present the best science and best practice within this subfield of psychology. The first volume covers theory and research in the foundational areas of psychology as it pertains to multicultural issues. The second volume covers applications and training. In addition to providing a historical context for the field, the Handbook provides a state-of-the-art review across the major domains of psychology from a multicultural perspective.” — From the APA Books website.