Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice

Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice

1st Edition - August 12, 2020

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  • Editors: W. Kim Halford, Fons Van De Vijver
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128154939
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154946

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Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice broadens the theoretical and clinical perspectives on couple and family cross-cultural research with insights from a diverse set of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, communications, economics, and more. Examining topics such as family migration, acculturation and implications for clinical intervention, the book starts by providing an overarching conceptual framework, then moves into a comparison of countries and cultures, with an overview of cross-cultural studies of the family across nations from a range of specific disciplinary perspectives. Other sections focus on acculturation, migrating/migrated families and their descendants, and clinical practice with culturally diverse families.

Key Features

  • Studies cultural influences in couple and family relationships
  • Features a broadly interdisciplinary perspective
  • Looks at how cultural differences affect how families are structured and function
  • Explores why certain immigrant groups adapt better to new countries than others
  • Discusses why certain countries are better at integrating immigrants than others


Researchers across a range of social and behavioural sciences (psychology; sociology; family studies); mental health professionals working with culturally-diverse families

Table of Contents


    1 Introduction setting the stage


    2. Evolution and the family

    3. Convergance and difference: marriage and family life form a crossultural perspective

    4. The second demographic transtition: cohabitation

    5. Family Law across cultures

    6. The intra-family balance of power: Cross cultural evidence

    7. Couple Communication from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

    8. Family violence: an International perspective

    9.Lesbian, Gay and Transgender families across the globe


    10.Work-family balance in cultural context

    11. Families and Physical Health

    12.The interface between family wellbeing and government policy in Australia

    13. Migration patterns and families

    14. The Anti-Immigrant sentiment and Its impact on immigrant families

    15. Family Interventions and Armed Conflict


    16. Couple and Family therapy Across the Globe: Cultural adaptations

    17. Culture, couple relationships and couple education

    18. Parenting interventions and culture

    19. The Triple P parentiing program across cultures.

    20. Culture and Family-Based Intervention for schizophrenia, bipolar, and other psychotic related spectrum disorders


    21. Families and culture: Research and Practice

Product details

  • No. of pages: 762
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: August 12, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128154939
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154946

About the Editors

W. Kim Halford

Dr. Halford is an internationally known couple and family therapist with a strong emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives. He has authored or edited close to 200 scientific publications, including 8 books, with more than 5500 career citations of his work. Dr. Halford serves on the editorial boards of leading international journals such as the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, and Family Process.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Fons Van De Vijver

Dr. van de Vijver has authored or edited close to 500 publications, mostly in the domain of cross-cultural psychology. He was the 2013 recipient of the International Award of the American Psychological Association and the 2014 recipient of the IAAP Fellows Award. He is the former editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and serves on the board of various other journals. He is also former president of Division 2 (Assessment and Evaluation) of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Cross Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

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