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Chapter 10

PS102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Copyright Collective


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PS102
Professor
Eileen Wood
Chapter
10

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Cultural Bias and Sterotypes in Intelligence
Testing
-Western culture emphasizes different abilities than other cultures
We value:
-logic
-mathematical skill
-verbal fluency
Other cultures, such as China, value:
-getting along with others
-fitting in
-individualistic vs collective societies
-problems also limited to comparing members of different subcultures within a single
country
-many of WAIS problem solving questions reflect learning experiences more
commonly encountered in middle class settings
-middle class children have higher quality education
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