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Lecture 4

PSYCH355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Abortion-Rights Movements

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Hilary B Bergsieker

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Hard to get people with dierent values/priorities to work
together eectively ie. Religion, political views
Supercial vs. Psychological Diversity
Supercial denition of culture: dierent cuisine foods and
Clash book: Cultural con%icts are self denitional, how we
understand ourselves
Can you be a self by yourself
An independent view of self: self is separate from others. Own
rights, responsibilities. Maintain self distinctiveness.
One is better than the other [indivudalistic vs collective]
Australia is most individualistic, then US, then Canada
Self in Action: Models of agency
Denition of a good person and how a good person should act
Messages exist in many contexts, are %exible ie. In marriage
therapy in states, they’d emphasize collectivism/interdepednet
Disjoint model of agency
Lone individual. Doing own thing. Good actions depend on
individual’s perspective on whats good.
Agency is action
Conjoint model of agency
Actions depend on what others want you to do. Shared goals
Describing hurricane Katrina survirors
STUDY: Interviewing people who stayed during hurricane and
%ed. Cultural dierence between 2 grps. People who left used
disjoint model of agency.
First repsonders believed people who stayed were negative,
helpless, lazy, passive and didn’t understand that they were
being loyal to those who couldn’t leave, had faith in god.
Disjoint model in western society rewards these disjoint model
Culture Social Class and Conformity
Study: confederate either says “oh is this a psych study, can I do
this too?” and picks either same or dierent pen as p. people
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