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Explanation of Culture - Bias - Functions

1. why do individualistic and collectivism cultures differ in their tendency to make the fundamental attribution error?

2. The literature on attribution processes identifies a number of "biases" in the processes by which we perceive other persons. How do these biases influence the impressions we form of others as we interact with them? In particular, to what extent and in what ways do these biases influence our perceptions of the identities and goals of those with whom we interact? What are some possible explanations for the existence of these biases?

3. Describe three important functions of the self. Give examples of each.

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1. Culture refers to an integrated pattern of behaviors, norms, and rules that are shared by a group and involves their beliefs, values, expectations, worldviews, communication, common history, and institutions. Collectivism culture is when relies on and puts the needs of the culture group first; a person's identity and role is dictated by their culture group. Individualistic culture puts more emphasis on the individual person's thoughts and traditions as their culture; they abandoned the native culture and adopt those of another culture (this is similar to acculturation). When a fundamental attribution error is made then the blame of the ...

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Short explanations of culture, bias, and attribution.