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There are two reasons why culture comes into play with personality psychology: Individuals differ to some extent because of their cultural groups. 1: there are individual differences in cultural groups in distinct ways. Both universal human nature and cultural specificity ideas are debates that will probably be every-lasting, just like the nature-nurture debate. Culture: is a psychological attribute of groups; this includes, customs, habits, beliefs and values that shape ones emotions, behaviors and life pattern; this also includes different views of reality and modes of thinking. Differences in cultural groups are not innate, but instead are learned. Enculturation: a child will pick up the culture that they are born into; similarly, a person that moves from one country to another, may also pick up the culture in that area (known as acculturation) Cross-cultural studies have not been done that much, because it is complex and hard to get studies from different areas; most research has been within the.

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