chapter  7
16 Pages

Bridging scientifi c universality and cultural specifi city in psychology education and training: a Chinese perspective

ByKWANG-KUO HWANG

As a result of globalization, human beings have more and more opportunities to interact with people from different cultures. However, despite apparent similarities in urban ways of life, differences related to religion and language also persist in today’s world, and may hinder social discourse. In order to prepare people to have a meaningful dialogue with others from different cultures, researchers in the fi eld of psychology have developed various intercultural training programs that can be used both in academic courses and professional training for intercultural understanding and tolerance.