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CULTURE Instructor: Courtney Gosnell PSY 102: Social Psychology
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Outline What is culture/cultural psychology? Cultural Differences How culture effects various outcomes Social Perception
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What is culture and cultural psychology?
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What is culture? According to Merriam Webster… “the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations” the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group”; the characteristic features of everyday existence shared by people in a place or time” “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization” Definitions from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture
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Cultural Psychology Culture= internalized form of loose network of domain-specific knowledge structures such as categories and implicit theories (cultural knowledge) (Hong et al, 2000) Seeks to: Describe cultural differences and establish boundaries of psychological phenomenon Understand mechanisms of cultural differences Why might this be important?
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Cultural Differences
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