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University of Guelph
PSYC 2410
Dan Meegan

Culture Shock and Gender Roles October-27-13 8:47 AM Culture: 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 more.  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
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