Culture Shock and Gender Roles
Behaviours, ideas, attitudes, values and traditions shared by a group of
people and passed from one generation to the next.
Cultural neuroscience studies how neurobiology and cultural traits
influence each other.
Culture shock occurs when a person is unsure of what's expected or
accepted in a new and different culture.
Some cultures surround individualism, while others value collectivism
Individualism: Giving priority to one's own goals over group goals and
defining ones identity in terms of personal attributes.
Individualist outlooks can come with higher divorce and stress-related
disease, as well as feelings of loneliness
More prevalent in Westernized culture
Collectivism: Giving priority to the goals of one's group and defining
one's own identity based on this group. (Typically extended family or
work group. )
Gender similarities and differences:
In studies, men are seen to be more physically aggressive.
Worldwide, men are perceived to be more dominant then women which
could be attributed to the fa