Drive to pursue the things we want and avoid the things we dont want
Universal desire to improve quality of life
Self-Enhancement motivation to view oneself positively
Once thought to be universal
Leads to self-serving bias
o Tendency to exagge
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What is psychological disorder?
Statistical rarity: psych. disorders are rare conditions
But: what about rare conditions that are not classified as mental illness? E.g.
very high IQ?
Subjective distress: affected indivi
PSYC 373: Cultural Psychology
Lecture 1: August 25th
Humans are not the strongest, dont have sharp teeth or claws, dont have
much muscle, and arent the fastest.
However in terms of survival of the fittest, humans inhabit
Running head: MATERIALISM AND LIFE SATISFACTION
The Plastic Jungle: Materialism Impacts on Life Satisfaction Across Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MATERIALISM AND LIFE SATISFACTION 2
This paper and hypothe
PSYC 373 Culture & Psychology
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Is Culture Unique to Humans?
Imitation vs. Emulation