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1 Cultural Psychology March 31st 2011 What is cultural psychology? Cultural psychology is the study of the way cultural traditions and social practices regulate, express, and transform the human psyche (Shweder, 1995) Assumptions of General Psychology • Psychic unity • Universality • Fixed • Context-independent Assumptions of Cultural Psychology • Intentionality (or Meaning-Making) • Relativity • Variable • Context-dependent Intentionality • Intentional worlds • Meaning making (Bruner, 1990) • Cognitive revolution • Behaviors vs. actions • Meaning vs. information Relativity • Cross-cultural differences • Multiple realities • Cultural relativism
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2 Variability • Psychology is malleable and adaptable • “Tool box” • When cultural contexts differ, psychological tendencies differ. Context-Dependent • Background and context give meanings. • Object cannot be separated from its context and a context cannot be ignored.
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course PSY 154 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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