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4-20-10 Chapter 17
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Cultural Personality Personality: the study of individual differences Cross-Cultural Psychology- compares psychology among different cultures Culture: customs, habits, beliefs, and values that shape emotions, behaviors, and life patterns
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Why Study Culture? Cross cultural understandings Assessing degree to which personality psychology applies to people across the world Examining if certain features of personality are universal
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Three Major Approaches to Culture 1. Evoked Culture 2. Transmitted Culture 3. Cultural Universals
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Three Major Approaches to Culture 1. Evoked Culture Cultural difference created by different environments Two ingredients needed to explain evoked culture: 1. a universal underlying mechanism 2. environmental differences in activation of underlying mechanisms
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Examples of Evoked Culture Evoked Cooperation (food sharing) cultural differences in degree to which groups share food depend on external
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