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Cross-cultural psychology analysis using case study

Analyze cross-cultural psychology. As a part of your analysis, do the following:
•Provide an overview of the case study.
•Use the case study to provide a definition and an example of cultural and cross-cultural psychology.
•Analyze the relationship between cultural and cross-cultural psychology.
•Discuss the methodology associated with cross-cultural research.
•Discuss how the case study helps you better understand how ethnicity, race, and worldviews are separate yet related concepts.
•Discuss how enculturation may play a role in the case study you have chosen.

Incorporate at least three credible, peer-reviewed references


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This was a study in which nearly 1,400 infants of Pacific Island descent were followed for a period of time after being born in the country of New Zealand. Specific areas that were studied was the process of associating maternal acculturation, as measured by an abbreviated version of the General Ethnicity Questionnaire, and that of a selected infant and maternal health risk indicator. The study findings revealed that those infants who has a strong identity to the Pacific Islands culture actually has noticeably better infant and maternal risk factor outcomes when compared to those have illustrated a weak cultural alignment. Consideration was given to Berry's Classical Acculturation Model, which showed that separators had the best infant and maternal outcomes, while integrators displayed reasonable infant and maternal outcomes, and assimilators and marginalisors had the poorest infant and maternal outcomes. This case study arrived at the conclusion that individuals who retain strong cultural links to their ethnic identify, in this case the Pacific Islands, are likely to exhibit positive health benefits.

This case study itself serves to define what cultural and cross-cultural psychology entails and epitomises. This branch of psychology is concerned with the establishment of a paradigm whereby individuals from one culture can effectively contribute to the community within another culture, while still maintaining his or her own ethnic identity. The study affirms the long held belief that one's culture and ethnic identity truly define who the person is, regardless of what culture one may temporarily (or permanently) find themselves residing in. This case study is also ...