Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - Culture and Categorization Cultural Psychology...

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1 Cultural Psychology April14th, 2011 Culture and Categorization • Categorization of objects • Kpelle participants in Liberia (Glick, 1968) • Functional paring (“a wise man”) • Taxonomic sorting (“a fool”) Culture and Intelligence • What is intelligence? Culture and Intelligence • What is intelligence? • Culture and different meaning of intelligence • Intelligence: the skills and knowledge needed for success in life …within one’s sociocultural context (Sternberg, 2004) • Academic intelligence and contextually important intelligence • Culture fair intelligence test? Schooling and Intelligence • Formal education tends to make people think in a more analytic way • Tacit knowledge and academic intelligence are negatively correlated (e.g., crystalized abilities & tacit knowledge among Kenyan children, r = -.31, p < . 01) (Sternberg, 2004)
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2 Dialectical Thinking vs. Avoidance of Contradiction The Western Law of Non- Contradiction 1. The law of identity 2. The law of non-contradiction 3. The law of the excluded middle Dialecticism in China 1. The principle of change
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