an ever-changing, constructive stimulus which shapes the way individuals perceive and contribute to the world: dynamic. The culture thats going to affect you, is the one that you identify your self-concept with. Families important in which culture you identify with. methaphysics: beliefs about the world, universe, and existence, perceptions of the world as whole and how it works, and why we"re here. universalist approach to cultural psychology that assumes basic psychological processes are fundamental to all humans. think between-culture variation is comparable to within-culture variation. relativist approach to cultural psychology that assumes that human behaviour is essentially cultural. Psychological processes are defined by the cultural context in which they occur: focus on within-culture variation, usually only discuss between-culture differences qualitatively. Individualist cultures emphasizes personal achievement, even at the expense of others greater emphasis on competition. emphasizes social roles and collective responsibilities even at the expense of the individual.