Lecture 6

Lecture 6 - Ext Cultural Psychology April 21st, 2011 Exam 1...

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1 Cultural Psychology April 21st, 2011 Ext Exam 1 Results • Mean: 40.53/50 • Standard Deviation: 4.64 • Range: 49-26 Culture and Language We can learn about a culture from studying different aspects of its language such as… Words Expressions/metaphors Structure and use The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Suggests that speakers of different languages think differently, and they do so because of the differences in their languages. Support for the Hypothesis • Carroll & Casagrande (1958) • Comparison between Navajo speakers and English speakers • Navajo language has more complex system of shape classification than English. • Categorization of objects?
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2 Challenge for the Hypothesis Rosch (1973) Comparison between Dani speakers and English speakers English has multiple words for colors, but Dani has only two words ( mili & mola ) Color memory test Color Discrimination and Language (Winawer et al., 2007) • Color discrimination task among Russian speakers and English speakers • “Goluboy” and “Siniy” in Russian Goluboy Siniy •Russian speakers took longer to judge within category than between category. •English speakers did not differ.
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