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Two research approaches used to explain the connection between culture and psychological functioning. Then, explain two ways culture might impact social cognitive processing. Explain two ways social cognitive processes may evolve in response to exposure to different cultures.

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Social Cognition course

* Two research approaches used to explain the connection between culture and psychological functioning

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Solution explores two research approaches used to explain the connection between culture and psychological functioning. Ways culture might impact social cognitive processing are discussed, along with ways social cognitive processes may evolve in response to exposure to different cultures.

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Culture and Psychological Functioning

Many of the social cognitive processes discussed in this course so far describe the impact of social stimuli on one's cognitive processing. In the fields of social cognition and social psychology, increasing the interaction between culture and social cognitive processing is gaining greater attention. Culture clearly impacts language, political systems, legal systems, educational systems, care-taking practices, and media. It stands to reason that culture also influences social cognitive structures such as attitudes and stereotypes. consider the role culture plays on overall psychological functioning and how it impacts social cognitive processing. Select two articles in which investigate research approaches used to explain the connection between culture and psychological functioning, and consider the impact of each approach on social cognitive processing.

An explanation of two research approaches used to explain the connection between culture and psychological functioning.

Explain two ways culture might impact social cognitive processing.

Explain two ways social cognitive processes may evolve in response to exposure to different cultures.

Support your response by using the articles you selected. Be sure to include one Cultural experiences as an example.

SOME REFERENCES YOU CAN USE IF YOU'D LIKE:

Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination
Chapter 3, "Intergroup Threat Theory"
Chapter 19, "Racism in the 21st Century"

Article: Cheung, R. Y .M., & Park, I. J. K. (2010). Anger suppression, interdependent self-construal, and depression among Asian American and European American college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(4), 517-525.

Article: Clark, A. E., & Kashima, Y. (2003). Stereotype maintenance in communication: How perceptions of stereotype sharedness contribute to the stereotype content of interpersonal communication. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55(Suppl.), 38.

Article: Conway, L. G., Schaller, M., Tweed, R. G., & Hallett, D. (2001). The complexity of thinking across cultures: Interactions between culture and situational context. Social Cognition, 19(3), 228-250. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database. .

Article: Cuddy, A. J. C., Fiske, S. T., Kwan, V. S. Y., Glick, P., Demoulin, S., Leyens, J. P., Bonds, M. H.,...Ziegler, R. (2009). Stereotype content model across cultures: Towards universal similarities and some differences. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48(1), 1-33.

Article: Markus, H. R., & Kitayama, S. (2010). Cultures and selves: A cycle of mutual constitution. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(4), 420-430.

Article: Zebrowitz, L. A., Kikuchi, M., & Fellous, J. (2010). Facial resemblance to emotions: Group differences, impression effects, and race stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(2), 175-189.

Websites:

Social Psychology Network. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.socialpsychology.org

Optional Resources

Article: Balcetis, E., & Dunning, D. A. (2008). A mile in moccasins: How situational experience diminished dispositionism in social inference. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(1), 102-114.

Article: Phelan, J. E., & Rudman, L. A. (2010). Reactions to ethnic deviance: The role of backlash in racial stereotype maintenance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(2), 265-281.

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