Title

Enriching Cultural Psychology with Research Insights on Norms and Intersubjective Representations

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2015

Abstract

Norms are one of the most important yet least understood processes influencing social behavior. Since the seminal work of Kurt Lewin (1943), social norms have been widely studied in social psychology research, contributing to studies on attitude–behavior relations (e.g., Ajzen, 1991), social influence (e.g., Deutsch & Gerard, 1955), social control (e.g., Ajzen & Madden, 1986; Bandura, 1977), group decision making (e.g., Janis, 1972; Longley & Pruitt, 1980), conformity (e.g., Asch, 1951; Sherif, 1936), and stereotypes (e.g., Schaller & Latané, 1996; Stangor, Sechrist, & Jost, 2001). The goal of this Special Issue is to capture the latest wave of research discoveries on the role of norms in understanding culturally relevant psychological processes (see also Chiu, Gelfand, Yamagishi, Shteynberg, & Wan, 2010; Morris, Hong, Chiu, & Liu, 2015).

Keywords

Social norms, cultural psychology, social representations, behavior

Discipline

Social Psychology | Social Psychology and Interaction

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Volume

46

Issue

10

First Page

1238

Last Page

1244

ISSN

0022-0221

Identifier

10.1177/0022022115614203

Publisher

SAGE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022115614203