Call for Book Chapters: Handbook of Research on Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology

In a human system, a major proportion of behavioural attributes and values are determined by respective culture and interaction with other cultures. Cultural and cross-cultural psychology has emerged as an interdisciplinary area that explores how a culture regulates society and its business, how cross-cultural interactions affect psychologies of individuals as well as societies, behavioural variability under various cultural conditions, and how to harmonize the cultural diversities. Organizationally and philosophically, cultural and cross-cultural psychology differs from other areas of social sciences. It is a common phenomenon that as people engaged with cultural practices, their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours come to reflect their cultural values and beliefs. As a process, people formulate, replicate, transform and/or transmit their cultural practices in their daily social and/or business interactions.  

This proposed edited book ‘Handbook of Research on Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology’ will start with the essentials of culture, its relationship with human psychology, and the origin of cultural and cross-cultural psychology. The book will be focused on dynamics that amplify knowledge, skills, and behaviours relevant to deal with different cultural and cross-cultural issues. It will consider the relationships between the cultural theory and practices, explaining what the character of these relationships might be? If these relationships matter, and if they exist, how and in what ways do they matter? All the prospective chapters are expected to suggest that ‘relevance’ and ‘being critical’ are qualities widely attributed to efforts that fill the gaps between theory and practice in cultural and cross-cultural psychology.

Tentative Content

Topics include, but not limited to the following:

  1. The Core of Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  2. Culture of a Society v/s Culture of Societies as a whole
  3. Cross-cultural v/s Multicultural Psychology
  4. Nature and Scope of Cross-cultural Psychology
  5. Elements of Cultural and/or Cross-cultural Psychology
  6. Theoretical Framework of Cross-cultural Psychology (e.g., Hofstede’s doctrine)
  7. Race, Racism, and Ethnocentrism
  8. Cultural Transformation and the Society
  9. Individualism v/s Collectivism
  10. Cultural Values in Family, Society, and Institution
  11. Perception in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  12. Motivation in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  13. Personality in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  14. Cultural Influence on Cognition (sensation, perception, and consciousness)
  15. Attribution in Intercultural Interaction
  16. Thinking in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  17. Critical Thinking in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  18. Emotions in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  19. Intelligence in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology (e.g., Cultural Intelligence)
  20. Creativity in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  21. Cross-cultural Leadership
  22. Intellectual Disability in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  23. Culture, Self, and Identity
  24. Cultural and Cross-cultural Dimension s of the Self
  25. Social Behaviour in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  26. Stress and Anxiety in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  27. Moral Development in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology
  28. Psychology of Acculturation
  29. Constructive Realism
  30. Paternalism
  31. Assessment/Research Methods in Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology

Chapter Proposal Submission

Please submit your chapter proposal on or before July 20, 2021. It should be a brief outline of your chapter clearly explaining how the proposal fits into the book’s scope and objective along with your institutional affiliation, position, and contact details. All submitted chapters will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. Thus, contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Submissions should be submitted to:

Dr. Chandan Maheshkar:


Note: There are no any submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. Please use the subject line: “Submission to Cultural and Cross-cultural Psychology”  


Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 20, 2021

Full Chapters Submission: October 30, 2021

Peer Review Results Returned to Authors: December 30, 2021      

Revised Chapter Submission: January 20, 2022



This book is proposed to be published by Vernon Press (an imprint of Vernon Art and Science Inc., USA), an international academic publisher of bilingual scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Please visit for more details regarding Vernon Press and this publication.

Please direct any inquiries you may have to the editor

Dr. Chandan Maheshkar

East Nimar Society for Education (ENSE), India

This proposal is due on August 20th 2021.

Page last updated on August 6th 2021. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.