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Psychology
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PSY 2301
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Retired
Semester
Fall

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Chapter OneIIntroduction Cultural development is considered selfdevelopmentiIsolated from historythiiThe worldview of a child of the stone age 20 C etc are basically the sameiiiChild development is already available in the environment from the very beginningaNot simply the present in the environment from the very startIIWhat is Cultural PsychologyaThe capacity to inhabit a culturally organized meaningful environment is universalbHumans are biologically evolved to create acquire and reproduce cultureiCrosscultural research usually treats culture as an independent variable that acts upon psychological processes which are separate from it1Sees crosscultural research as a specific method2See last paragraph of page 2 and table 11IIIWhat is Culture Mental or MaterialaEdward Burnett TylorFather of anthropologyiDefined culture as that complex whole which includes knowledge belief art morals law customs1Echoed by Herskovitz
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