1)What are the primary cultural characteristics of this history
2)How do the characteristics of this history impact their experience as a subculture in American society?
3)How might the cultural aspects of this history be applied to traditional psychological theory?
4)What are the implications of these characteristics for psychological theory and practice?
Let's take a closer look. I also attached two supporting articles, from which this rersponse is drawn, for further reading and understanding.
1) What are the primary cultural characteristics of this history?
Cultural and national identity are important cultural characteristics that emerge after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1917) and is linked to symbols, with the "most prominent symbols that express and reinforce national culture belong to the domains of state, religion, and popular culture. This convergence of national identity profoundly "refashioned the country's social, political, economic, and cultural characteristics. Children who attend public schools honor the national flag and sing the national anthem every Monday morning. The flag consists of three vertical strips in the colors green (representing "hope"), white ("purity") and red ("blood"). In the central white strip is the image of an eagle standing on a cactus plant and eating a snake. This image represents the myth of the foundation of Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec Empire." (http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Mexico.html#ixzz0fGyoxgFb) .
Religion and religious symbols are important cultural aspect of Mexican culture. "The Virgin of Guadalupe is the most important icon of Mexican national culture, "which illustrates the pervasive influence of Roman Catholicism in the national culture. She is viewed as the "mother" of all Mexicans. The dark-skinned Virgin is the Mexican version of the Virgin Mary and as such represents national identity as the product of the mixing of European and Meso-American religions and peoples. Her image was used in the struggle for independence against the Spanish" (http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Mexico.html#ixzz0fGyoxgFb)
Another aspect of Mexican culture is the relative status of women and men. Although women and men are equal before the law, historically and persisting today, there are clear differences in terms of authority and privileges. Whereas women play crucial roles in the family, the male is still considered "chief of the family" ( jefe de familia ). On the other hand, "women are seen as the caretakers of morality and hence take center stage in the domain of religion." () There are also changes seen in the division of labor by gender. Women participation has increased over time, with ...
Characteristics of Mexican culture are encompassed.