Psychology Notes Ch 17 Culture and Behavior

Psychology Notes Ch 17 Culture and Behavior - Ch 17 Culture...

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Ch 17 Culture and Behavior Humans are influenced by their socio-cultural environments… Cross Cultural vs. Multicultural Psychology: Cross-cultural Psychology —examined differences between well-delineated cultures often—but not always—cultures from distinct countries. Tends to be quantitative and less politicized. Multicultural Psychology —examines issues pertinent to national minority groups and tends to examine these groups from the context of these members having been historically oppressed by the dominant culture. Often qualitative and more politicized. Etic vs. Emic Prospectives: Etic —assumes that the value associated with the behavior transcends cultures and is therefore, universal. EX: the belief that murdering someone is wrong. Emic —considering a specific behavior in the context of local norms. An attempt is made to understand a behavior only within the culture in which the behavior occurs without attempting to interpret the behavior in light of the values present in the observer’s culture.
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2009 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Negy during the Fall '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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Psychology Notes Ch 17 Culture and Behavior - Ch 17 Culture...

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