Psyc317 Lec 3 Notes

Psyc317 Lec 3 Notes - Psyc317 Lec 3 Notes: Cultural...

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Unformatted text preview: Psyc317 Lec 3 Notes: Cultural Psychology 18/10/2007 20:52:00 ← Properties of culture • System of meanings (symbols, beliefs, values, artifacts, practices) • Somewhat coherent • Implicit and explicit to different extents • Somewhat shared by a group of individuals, what they take as a given, as common sense, shared cultural knowledge o Explicit code of meanings: like laws that regulate behavior in your culture o Intention of person o Context of situation o Then determine meaning • Implicit cues are what require you to apply your intuitive understanding • Transmitted from one generation to the next with relative fidelity ← ← themes illustrated in Babel (movie clip) • Triandis’s cultural syndromes o Tightness vs. loosemess o Collectivism vs. individualism • Coherent system of beliefs, values, pattern of behaviors o Warm social relations, generalized personal effects, emotionality o (when you start taking things personally emotionality) • communication across cultures o joking, power relations, role definitions • Geertz’s thick description o We interpreted things that weren’t said or shown ← ← Challenges of a psychology of culture •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PSYC 317 taught by Professor Gildiesendruck during the Fall '07 term at Yale.

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