Culture (Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Values (Contrast (Help Seeking…
Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Values
view is that there are sharp boundaries between people, with each person being a complete unit.
view is that people are not separate units, but rather are part and parcel of a larger group
Concepts of Progress
Individual Choice and Personal Responsibility
Shame and Guilt
Expression of Identity
Orientation to Self or Group
Expectations for Adulthood
Social Categories, Identity and Culture
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Our understanding of the world and where you fit in; it’s composed of ideas, behaviors, attitudes, values, and language; class is how you think, feel, act, look, dress, talk, move, walk
Placing one’s own culture and the corresponding beliefs, values, and behaviors in the center; in a position where it is seen as normal and right, and evaluating all other cultural systems against it.
Refers to the power of dominant groups. It is the unearned access to often invisible resources and benefits based on social group membership.
A person’s nation-state of residence or where he/she holds citizenship.
A person’s or people’s heritage and history, and involves shared cultural traditions and beliefs.
cultures don’t rely on contextual cues as much to govern their choices in behavior or interpreting meaning.
cultures are typically less direct in their communication and Low context cultures are much more direct which makes sense if there is more room for interpretation low context cultures need to be more to the point.
What Do We Mean by Culture?
When we talk about culture we are referring to belief systems, values, and behaviors that support a particular ideology or social arrangement.