Appreciative Merger and Acquisition Team Coaching Programme
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This book aims to provide a detailed, step-by-step programme to enable smooth cross-cultural integration in the hospitality industry, simultaneously offering a way to improve the lives and mental health of managers engaged in merger and acquisitions. This work has been commended for providing a methodological hybrid, rich in methods and techniques that collectively open-up possibilities for positive change.

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies

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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices.

Emotional Intelligence: Raise Your EQ (Mastering Self Awareness & Controlling Your Emotions)

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Do you often find yourself struggling to get a handle on your emotions? How many times have you found yourself feeling guilt, regret even over the things that you said and did when you were emotional? Emotions are one of the most powerful, underlying forces within us. Every step we take in life, every move that we make is dictated or ruled at some point by our emotions. When you find it hard to manage your emotions, that’s when things start to become a real challenge.Keeping your cool or a clear head, to be able to think rationally even in the most challenging and emotional situations is not something everyone can do.

Advances in Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies

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This book offers valuable new insights into the design of culturally-aware systems. In its first part, it is devoted to presenting selected Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems devised in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its second part consists of two sub-parts that offer a source of inspiration for building modelizations of Culture and of its influence on the human mind and behavior, to be used in new Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems. Those sub-parts present the results of experiments conducted in two fields that study Culture and its influence on the human mind’s functions: Cultural Neuroscience and Cross-Cultural Psychology.

The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms

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From our hunter-gatherer days, we humans evolved to be excellent throwers, chewers, and long-distance runners. We are highly social, crave Paleolithic snacks, and display some gendered difference resulting from mate selection. But we now find ourselves binge-viewing, texting while driving, and playing Minecraft. Only the collective acceleration of cultural and technological evolution explains this development. The evolutionary psychology of individuals―the drive for “food and sex”―explains some of our current habits, but our evolutionary success, Alex Bentley and Mike O'Brien explain, lies in our ability to learn cultural know-how and to teach it to the next generation. Today, we are following social media bots as much as we are learning from our ancestors. We are radically changing the way culture evolves.

Ministering Cross-Culturally: A Model for Effective Personal Relationships

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With more than 125,000 copies in print, this model for effective personal relationships in a multicultural and multiethnic world has proven successful for many. On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, this contemporary classic has been thoroughly updated to reflect Sherwood Lingenfelter's mature thinking on the topic and to communicate with modern readers, helping them minister more effectively to people of different cultural and social backgrounds. It is accessible, practical, and applicable to many ministry situations. An accompanying interactive questionnaire, designed to help students reflect on their own cultural values, is available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources

Adapting Tests in Linguistic and Cultural Situations

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This book explores test adaptation, a scientific and professional activity now spanning all of the social and behavioural sciences. Adapting tests to various linguistic and cultural contexts is a critical process in today's globalized world, and requires a combination of knowledge and skills from psychometrics, cross-cultural psychology and others. This volume provides a step-by-step approach to cross-cultural test adaptation, emphatically presented as a mélange between science and practice. It is the first of its kind: an in-depth treatise and guide on why and how to adapt a test to a new culture in such a way as to preserve its psychometric value.

Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment

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Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment critically examines and advances new methods and practices for adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research. The International Test Commission (ITC) guidelines for test adaptation and conceptual and methodological issues in test adaptation are described in detail, and questions of ethics and concern for validity of test scores in cross-cultural contexts are carefully examined. Advances in test translation and adaptation methodology, including statistical identification of flawed test items, establishing equivalence of different language versions of a test, and methodologies for comparing tests in multiple languages, are reviewed and evaluated.

Human Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Context: Perspectives on the Psychology of Agency, Freedom, and Well-Being

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This volume presents the reader with a stimulating tapestry of essays exploring the nature of personal autonomy, self-determination, and agency, and their role in human optimal functioning at multiple levels of analysis from personal to societal and cross-cultural. The starting point for these explorations is self-determination theory, an integrated theory of human motivation and healthy development which has been under development for more than three decades.The book is aimed toward developmental, social, personality, and cross-cultural psychologists, towards researchers and practitioners’ in the areas of education, health and medicine, social work and, economics, and also towards all interested in creating a more sustainable and just world society through promoting individual freedom and agency.

Cultural Psychology: Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Perspectives

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Culture comes in many forms. Cultural Psychology: Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Perspectives combines hard science with everyday issues to explore how the intangible forces of our cultural milieu—including the power of race, religion, class, and gender—powerfully changes the way we want, think, and do the things that we do. It covers both cross-cultural differences and multicultural issues, incorporating both approaches to tackle modern issues of diversity and living in a diverse world. Combines both cross-cultural and multicultural approaches in a single comprehensive text.

Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

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Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling is a brief, supplemental book derived from the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling. Edited by a high-profile team with international expertise, the book focuses on the history, issues, challenges, and opportunities for the counseling profession worldwide. It includes nine chapters discussing topics such as cultural, cross-cultural, and cross-national counseling; the counseling profession both domestically and internationally; the theoretical and methodological issues when studying culture; the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural and cross-national collaboration; and the future of cross-cultural counseling.

Cross-Cultural Psychology

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Written in a conversational style that transforms complex ideas into accessible ones, this international best-seller provides an interdisciplinary review of the theories and research in cross‐cultural psychology. The book’s unique critical thinking framework, including Critical Thinking boxes, helps to develop analytical skills. Exercises interspersed throughout promote active learning and encourage class discussion. Case in Point sections review controversial issues and opinions about behavior in different cultural contexts. Cross‐Cultural Sensitivity boxes underscore the importance of empathy in communication.

Cross-Cultural Explorations: Activities in Culture and Psychology

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This comprehensive workbook is designed to facilitate students' understanding and application of major concepts and principles of culture and psychology. This fully updated new edition features over 100 case studies, self-administered scales, mini-experiments, and library research projects, addressing topics such as culture, race/ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and social class. Equally valuable as a textbook and a reference for practicing professionals, this comprehensive book will prepare early interventionists and other professionals to work effectively with families whose customs, beliefs, and values may differ from their own.

Handbook of Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Personality Assessment

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Throughout the world as in the United States, psychologists are increasingly being called upon to evaluate clients whose backgrounds differ from their own. It has long been recognized that standard personality and psychopathology assessment instruments carry cultural biases, and in recent years, efforts to correct these biases have accelerated.The Handbook offers the first comprehensive view of a consistent approach to cultural competence in assessment--a necessary precursor of effective intervention. It will become an indispensable reference for all those whose practice or research involves individuals with different ethnic and racial identities.

International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide

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This book is teh one that makes the most significant and fundamental contribution to psychology as a global discipline.The only book to capture the rich diversity of the profession of counseling around the world, this volume provides a strong theoretical, research, and practical focus, with contributions from more than 80 world-renowned scholars. This Handbook is a must-have resource for mental health professionals. It is also a critical resource for any academic library, as it will be an invaluable reference for faculty and students alike.

Cross Cultural Issues in Consumer Science and Consumer Psychology: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

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This integrative volume identifies and defines cross-cultural issues in consumer psychology and consumer science as the world becomes an increasingly global marketplace. An international panel of experts analyzes current trends in consumer behavior across diverse countries worldwide and across cultural groups within countries, depicting commonly-used cross-cultural frameworks and research methods. Beginning with conceptualizing and quantifying culture at the national level, the volume then moves to individual levels of analysis of consumer decision-making, examining consumer data as they affect business decisions in marketing products internationally.

The Cross-Cultural Coaching Kaleidoscope: A Systems Approach to Coaching Amongst Different Cultural Influences

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Coaching has emerged from a Western, largely Anglo-American, perspective that may not be appropriate across cultures, given the multi-cultural nature of societies and workplaces today and the working practice of virtual teams. This has repercussions for the coaching profession. There is little knowledge about the constituent factors of cross-cultural coaching; or the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to practice in a global market.. This book shows a unique approach to describing the impact of culture in the coaching relationship

Consciousness Studies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

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Consciousness is perplexing: too familiar and intimate to ignore, too complex and elusive to understand. Although consciousness is embedded in all our experience and is considered basic to all our knowing, no one seems to know what exactly it is, and the concept is both widely used and much abused. For the better part of the twentieth century, the study of consciousness was viewed as unworthy of scholarly and scientific pursuit. Research has consequently suffered. This cross-cultural examination first explores the varieties of conscious experience and reflects on the attempts to understand and explain consciousness in the Western scholarly and scientific tradition.

Values and Behavior: Taking a Cross Cultural Perspective

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What are values? How are they different from attitudes, traits, and specific goals? How do our values influence our behavior, and vice versa? How does our culture and environment impact the relationship between values and behavior? These questions and more are rigorously examined by prominent and emerging scholars in this significant volume Values and Behavior: Taking A Cross Cultural Perspective.These chapters review and synthesize over twenty years of research on values and behavior, and propose new insights that have important implications for both research and for practice.

Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective

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The last two decades have seen an explosive increase in the ethnic diversity of the workforce, growth in international business, and the emergence of many more multinational companies. The potential for problems as companies operate across borders and managers manage in countries which have different values, norms and cultural behaviors is great. By looking at organizational psychology in a cross-cultural context, we can gain an understanding of the challenges facing organizations and business today.The volume offers a welcome introduction to the topic to those in industrial/organizational psychology, international relations and management, and international business/MBA programs focusing on international issues.

Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service

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When you go abroad to serve, you’re thinking about the language, the losses,and the excitement. When you return home you’re thinking about your friends and family, the losses, and the relief. Most aren’t thinking about the process of transition—and yet if you do, it can make the difference between a smooth entry and re-entry, or a decidedly bumpy landing. Veteran of serving abroad Amy Young is the perfect companion to guide you through the much-neglected process of transitions. Practical in nature, Looming Transitions places a strong emphasis on • Keeping your soul fertile as you stay grounded in Christ • Looking for the lighter moments • Learning about yourself • Helping others • Making lists • Leaning into grief as you prepare for your transition

Encounters with Emotions: Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity

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Spanning Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Encounters with Emotions investigates experiences of face-to-face transcultural encounters from the seventeenth century to the present and the emotional dynamics that helped to shape them. Each of the case studies collected here investigate some of the most fascinating historiographical questions that arise from the study of emotion, from the strategies people have used to interpret and understand each other’s emotions to the roles that emotion has played in obstructing communication across cultural divides. Together, they explore the cultural aspects of nature and the bodily dimensions of nurture in order to trace the historical trajectories that shape our understandings of current cultural boundaries and effects of globalization.