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Cross Cultural Psychology Tutorial

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This tutorial corresponds with Module A Lesson 1.

This tutorial corresponds with Module A Lesson 1.

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  • 1. Cross Cultural Psychology Module A Lesson 1 Tutorial Created by: Professor Hokerson American River College Last Updated: Spring 2013
  • 2. Using this Tutorial • Use the navigation buttons across the bottom of the screen. • Click on hyperlinks when prompted • Have fun and learn!
  • 3. Table of Contents • Objectives • Module A Objective #4 • Action Items • • • • Cross cultural psychology Worldviews Differences Conclusions
  • 4. MODULE A OBJECTIVE #4 By the end of this tutorial you will be able to… Compare values, behaviors, and attitudes of individualistic and collectivistic cultures, as it relates to cross-cultural psychology
  • 5. ACTION ITEMS
  • 6. Defining Culture • Watch: What is culture? • We belong to many cultural groups. • Survey: Which cultural groups do you belong to? • • • • • Gender Poll Ethnicity Poll Political Affiliation Poll Socioeconomic Status Poll Age Poll
  • 7. Cross-Cultural Psychology • Definition: “The study of how cultural factors influence behavior” (Hockenbury and Hockenbury, 2013) • Read Chapter 1 • The Cross-cultural perspective (p. 12) • What is Cross-Cultural Psychology? (p. 13) • Caution! Look out for ethnocentrism! • “tendency to use your own culture as the standard for judging other cultures” (Hockenbury and Hockenbury, 2013)
  • 8. Worldviews • Watch: Cultural Dimension: me or we • Hint! Individualism and collectivism influence how we perceive and interact with the world around us! • Outline Individualism Collectivism What are the values, beliefs, and behaviors? What are the values, beliefs, and behaviors? In what countries are these more prevalent? In what countries are these more prevalent?
  • 9. Other Differences • Read • Cultural Differences • Listen • Of War and Kisses: How Adversity Shapes Culture • Summarize • • • • • Social loafing vs. social striving Sleeping Habits Time orientation Communication Caution! Do not over-generalize. You should never make assumptions or predictions about the values, beliefs or behaviors of a person based on their nationality, gender, or ethnic background.
  • 10. Conclusions • Cross cultural psychology provides important information about the experiences of different cultural groups. • These differences are not absolute. • These differences should not be assumed. • Our experiences are shaped by our cultural identities. • Those experiences should be validated!
  • 11. MODULE A OBJECTIVE #4 After completing this tutorial you should now be able to… Compare values, behaviors, and attitudes of individualistic and collectivistic cultures, as it relates to cross-cultural psychology

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