Exploration of a Professional Journal Article in Psychology

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Exploration of a Professional Journal Article in Psychology| Sequonya Thomas|
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Professor Laura Hoffman-DeleonePsychology of Adjustment: PSY100| 3/17/2013|
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Cross cultural psychology has advanced in the past years. Cross-cultural psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental process including both their variability and invariance, under diverse cultural conditions. The research article that I have chosen to review is Breugelmans, S.M., Chasiotis, A., Vijver, F. (2011). Fundamental Questions in Cross-cultural Psychology. Cambridge University Press. The research article Fundamental Questions in Cross-cultural Psychology is primarily a review of existing research and studies with a mixture of new research. As I began to read this article I got an understanding that this is a review of existing research because it states that “ this book takes stock of the large number of empirical studies conducted over the last decades to evaluate the current state of the field” (Breugelmans, Seger M.Chasiotis, AthanasiosVijver, Fons J. R. van de., 2011). Then I believe that there is new research being done because it states that “we think that a book with u-to-date overviews of modern theories and models in cross-cultural psychology will give him much pleasure than a selection of chapters with anecdotes from his colorful past, in however lively a manner fuse describe” (Breugelmans, Seger M.Chasiotis, AthanasiosVijver, Fons J. R. van de., 2011). In order for them to write this book they had to conduct some research and also include the past research that was done. The type of research that they did in the past and still do in the present is methodology. Methodology is a set of choices. This type of study is done by choosing what information and data will be used, how it will be analyzed, and what other choices are able to them. The approaches...
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