PSYC 104 Week 9 Tutorial Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology.docx - PSYC 104 Week 9 Tutorial Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology Definitions

PSYC 104 Week 9 Tutorial Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology.docx

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

PSYC 104 Week 9 Tutorial Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology Definitions of Culture - Many different definitions: not a “neatly” definable term - In general, culture is not what you are born with- it is not biological. It is learnt and experienced. (Not same as race or ethnicity; terms are also difficult to define) - Involves shared rules/understandings that shape behaviour, norms, and co-existence - Exists at many different levels: values, attitudes, beliefs, worldview, and in artefacts, social structures, norms, interpersonal relationships, etc. Culture-Blindness - Although culture shapes/influences many aspects of existence, it can often be: - Taken for granted : people may not recognise how they have been shaped by their culture - Ignored: psychological theories/practices have generally been developed in Western countries, such that understandings of human behaviour can be limited/ethnocentric - Given little credit: for how much it can influence cognitions, behaviours, interactions, and even wellbeing Video: Dagomba Fire Festival - Who are these people? (who is participating: ages, gender, SES, ethnic background, identity) African background, all ages, gender - What is happening? (what is actually taking place, what ‘event’ is this)
Image of page 1
Image of page 2

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 3 pages?

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes