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Psych Out! Culture Shock

While reading an article by Catherine Ann Lombard titled “Coping with anxiety and rebuilding identity:  a psychosynthesis approach to culture shock” I came across a citation for the book The Psychology of Culture Shock by Colleen Ward, Stephen Bochner, and Adrian Furnham.  It is quite obvious that this was a strong resource for Lombard’s article.  The idea of the sojourner popped out at me directly.  The book is based strongly on discerning the ABCs of cross-cultural interactions.

Some chapters of interest include “Theoretical approaches to culture shock” and “Stress, coping, and adjustment.”  There’s also a really neat table on pg 72 pulled from J.H. Berry (1997) that depicts a stress and coping framework.  There’s also  a great bibliography in the back.