Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology

ISBN : 9780198738572

Michael Harris Bond
752 ページ
182 x 246 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

In recent years China has witnessed unprecedented economic growth, emerging as a powerful, influential player on the global stage. Now, more than ever, there is a great interest and need within the West to better understand the psychological and social processes that characterize the Chinese people. The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Ppsychology is the first book of its kind - a comprehensive and commanding review of Chinese psychology, covering areas of human functioning with unparalleled sophistication and complexity. In 42 chapters, leading authorities cite and integrate both English and Chinese-language research in topic areas ranging from the socialization of children, mathematics achievement, emotion, bilingualism and Chinese styles of thinking to Chinese identity, personal relationships, leadership processes and psychopathology. With all chapters accessibly written by the leading researchers in their respective fields, the reader of this volume will learn how and why China has developed in the way it has, and how it is likely to develop. In addition, the book shows how a better understanding of a culture so different to our own can reveal much about our own culture and sense of identity. A book of extraordinary breadth, The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology ia an essential sourcebook for any scholar or practitioner attempting to understand the psychological functioning of the world's most populous country.


1. The continuing prospects for Chinese psychology
2. What is Chinese about Chinese psychology and who are the Chinese in Chinese psychology?
3. The cultured brain: Interplay of genes, brain, and culture
4. Social and emotional development in Chinese children
5. Parenting and child socialization in contemporary China
6. Language and the brain: Computational and neuroanatomical perspectives from Chinese
7. Language and literacy development in Chinese children
8. Understanding reading disabilities in Chinese: From basic research to intervention
9. Chinese bilingualism
10. Chinese children learning mathematics: From home to school.
11. The thinking styles of Chinese people
12. Approaches to learning and teaching by the Chinese
13. Chinese students' motivation and achievement
14. How unique is Chinese emotion
15. Beliefs in Chinese societies
16. The multiple frames of 'Chinese' values: From tradition to modernity and beyond
17. What do we know about the Chinese self? Illustrations with self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-enhancement
18. From indigenous to cross-cultural personality: The case of the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory
19. Psychology and aging in the Land of the Panda
20. Chinese well-being
21. The spirituality of the Chinese people: A critical review
22. Psychiatric disorders in the Chinese
23. Clinical neuropsychology in China
24. The tao (way) of Chinese coping
25. Illness behaviors among the Chinese
26. Community psychology in Chinese societies
27. Psychotherapy with the Chinese: An update of the work in the last decade
28. Face and morality in Confucian society
29. Chinese cooperation and competition
30. Interpersonal relationships in rapidly changing Chinese societies
31. A gender perspective on Chinese social relationships and behavior
32. Chinese cultural psychology and contemporary communication
33. Chinese political psychology: Political participation in Chinese societies
34. Chinese intergroup relations and social identity
35. Developments in Chinese leadership: Paternalism and its elaborations, moderations, and alternatives
36. Chinese consumer behavior: The effects of content, process and language
37. Chinese sports psychology
38. Chinese acculturation and adaptation
39. David C. Thomas and Yuan Liao
40. Peter B. Smith


Michael Harris Bond completed his undergraduate training in honours psychology at the University of Toronto (1966), before venturing to Stanford University where he gained a PhD in social psychology (1970). Following a post-doctoral fellowship in experimental social innovation at Michigan State University, he travelled to Japan as his wife's dependent in 1971. While she taught English, he worked as a Research Associate at Kwansei Gakuin University, studying non-verbal behaviour and beginning his first cross-cultural studies. These continued for the next 35 years, focusing on Chinese social behaviour during his first, full-time academic position at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He moved to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009 where he is now Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences.