Describe the culture of interest and explain why this culture interests you

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Your Assignment is to choose a culture outside of your own and develop a minimum 15-page cross-cultural research paper.

  • Describe the culture of interest and explain why this culture interests you, include whether it is a collectivistic or individualistic culture.
  • Describe the culture you most identify with and its characteristics, include whether it is a collectivistic or individualistic culture.
  • Compare the similarities and differences between the culture you selected and your own related to time orientation, communication, physical and mental health, group relationships, and perceptions and measures of intelligence.
  • Describe a theory that will guide your analysis of both cultures.
  • Based on the theory, explain how each culture influences human development, identity development, and personality development within it.
  • Based on the theory, explain how each culture influences the expression of emotion, the development of morality, gender, aggression, and one other psychological process within it.
  • Explain any biases that may influence your analysis of these cultures and explain why.
  • You must use at least 10 references in APA style.
  • Support your responses using the Learning Resources and the current literature.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

  • 15-page minimum, not including title page and references
  • 10 scholarly references
  • all sections must be connected to the readings and cited

Your assignment is to choose a culture outside of your own and develop a minimum 15-page cross-cultural research paper. Your Final Project must include the following headings and subheadings (the indented items under main heading for ‘similarities’), in the order listed below:

Title Page

Introduction

Description of the Chosen Culture

Description of My Culture

Similarities and Differences Between These Two Cultures

Time Orientation

Communication

Physical and Mental Health

Group Relationships

Perceptions and Measures Of Intelligence

Chosen Theory Description

Theory And Chosen Culture

Human Development

Identity Development

Personality Development

Expression of Emotion

Development of Morality

Gender

Aggression

Biases In Analysis

Conclusion

References

Resources

  • Course Text: The Handbook of Culture and Psychology
    • Chapter 14, “Abnormal Psychology and Culture”
    • Chapter 15, “Clinical Psychology and Culture”
  • Article: Auerbach, R. P., Abela, J. Z., Xiongzhao, Z., & Shuqiao, Y. (2010). Understanding the role of coping in the development of depressive symptoms: Symptom specificity, gender differences, and cross-cultural applicability. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49(4), 547–561.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Nastasi, B. K., Varjas, K., Sarkar, S., & Jayasena, A. (1998). Participatory model of mental health programming: Lessons learned from work in a developing country. School Psychology Review, 27(2), 260–276.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.

  • Article: Sue, S. (2002). Asian American mental health: What we know and what we don’t know. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler (Eds.), Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (Unit 3, Chapter 4). Retrieved from http://www.wwu.edu/culture/SueS.htm
  • Article: Triandis, H. C. (2011). Culture and self-deception: a theoretical perspective. Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, 39(1), 3–13.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.

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