PSYC 151 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Cultural Psychology, Scientific Method, Dependent And Independent Variables

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Cross cultural human
development ch.1
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Cross!cultural!psychology!
"the!systematic!study!of!the!relationships!between!an!individuals!behavior!as!they!
grow!up!and!the!cultural!context!in!which!they!are!growing!up"!
Use!theories,!scientific!method!and!the!statistical!methods!of!analysis!
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Human!development!
The!examination!of!how!people!change!as!they!grow!up!!
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Cross!cultural!human!development!
A!comparison!of!how!people!in!different!cultures!change!and!develop!as!they!grow!
up!!
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Culture!
The!most!difficult!term!in!the!social!sciences!to!define!
The!cluster!is!learned!and!shared!beliefs,!values,!practices,!behaviors,!symbols!and!
attitudes!that!are!characteristic!of!a!particular!group!of!people!that!are!
communicated!from!one!generation!to!another!
Values-!achievement,!individualism,!collectivism!
Practices-!rituals,!ceremonies!
Behaviors-!roles,!customs,!tradition!!
Symbols-!language,!institutions,!artifacts!
Attitudes-!moral,!political,!religious!!
More!than!race!or!ethnicity!!
Different!clusters!exist!within!each!race!or!ethnicity!!
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Goals!for!the!field!
Testing!existing!theories!and!findings!!
Different!cultural!contexts!could!have!an!impact!on!the!development!and!behavior!
of!individuals!
Does!what!we!know!about!psychological!development!apply!to!other!cultures!!
Exploration!of!other!cultures!
Discovery!of!variations!in!behaviors!distinct!from!one!own!cultural!experience!
"culture!bound:!psychological!disorder!
Pibloktog!
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