chapter  12
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Explanatory Style in the Context of Culture

The issues addressed in cross-cultural psychology are as diverse as the issues addressed in psychology itself, because they are borrowed from the various fields of psychology (e.g. , social , developmental, and personality psychology). Cross­ cultural psychology, however, takes a unique perspective. It analyzes psycho­ logical phenomena in a cultural context by examining them either between cul­ tures, or within a selected single culture (Berry, 1980a; Triandis 1 980) .