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Lecture 22

PSYC 215 Lecture 22: Cultural Construction of Reality ContinuedPremium


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 215
Professor
Mark Baldwin
Lecture
22

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PSYC215–Lecture#22:CulturalConstructionofRealityContinued
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Romantic(roughlythe1800s)
Coreideas
oAssumptionofthedeepinteriorofpeople
oCharacter,integrity,soul,passion
oDevelopdeepfriendshipandfeeldeeployaltiestotheperson
Arts
oPaintingsportrayingconnectiontonature,standingontopofnature,human
emotion,etc
oArchitecture:capturingnatureandbeauty
oMusicandtheater;upliftingmusicthattrytostiruppassionandemotion,deep
feelings
oSoapopera;themesongsportrayingloveandpassion
PersonhoodandRelatedness
oOnehasacharacterornature,withadeepinnerpresence,thatonecancometo
knowthroughintrospection
oRelationshipsas‘communionofsouls’
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Modern(enlightenment~1700s,also1950s)
Coreideas
oCapacityforreasonedobservation
oScience,function
oDescartes:Ithink,thereforeIam
Changeinpeople’swayofthinkingafterdevelopmentofscience
oSciencehasthepowertosolveproblemsthroughobservationandreasoning
Arts
oBoildownaestheticsdowntobasicprinciplesoflight,color,andshape
o“Lessismore”
oArchitecture:designingforfunction;“whatwouldthisbuildingbeusedfor?”
(Contrasttoromanticviewofarchitecture);beautifulinthemodernistway
oModernheroes:SherlockHolmesusingobservationandreasontosolveproblems
PersonhoodandRelatedness
oIdentifyingwithreasoningmind;
§Ex.Selfregulationtomeetgoals
§People(includingoneself)canbeunderstoodintermsofbeliefs,attitudes,
personalitytraits,lifehistory
§Relationshipsasreasonedchoices
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Postmodern(recentdecades)
Coreideas
oAwarenessof(socially)constructedreality
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