An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology Term Paper by MommyS

A brief introduction to cross-cultural psychology and its applications.
# 150640 | 1,009 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2012 in Psychology (General)

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The paper defines cultural and cross-cultural psychology, analyzes the relationship between cultural and cross-cultural psychology and discusses the role of critical thinking in cross-cultural psychology. The paper also discusses the methodology associated with cross-cultural research.

Defining Concepts
Relationship between Cultural and Cross-Cultural Psychology
Methods Associated with Cross-Cultural Psychology
The Role of Critical Thinking in Cross-Cultural Psychology

From the Paper:

"The most interesting part of the relationship between culture and behavior is how they affect each other. The shared behaviors of the group help define the culture, and the culture helps describe and interpret the behaviors of the individual. The same can be said of the relationship between cultural psychology and cross-cultural psychology. The findings in a cultural psychology study on depression, for example, can inspire a cross-cultural study of similar design. The comparison of the different cultures around the world can also help cultural psychology in the connection between one culture and the individuals within that culture. For example, a cross-cultural study could provide a correlation between certain explicit cultural aspects, such as distinctive dance, across multiple cultures. The cultural psychologist could then look at the implicit cultural aspects associated with that explicit cultural feature within one of those cultures to see if it can help when relating to individuals.
"Although there are various types of research that can be used in cross-cultural psychology, just as in any branch of psychology, there are two primary methods: quantitative and qualitative (Shiraev& Levy, 2010). Both of these methods provide reliable evidence to use in comparative studies, which are the backbone of cross-cultural psychology."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shiraev, E., & Levy, D. (2010).Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary applications (4th ed). Boston: Pearson/Allyn Bacon

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