Sociocultural LOA

 

 

 

 

1.  Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the sociocultural level of analysis.

 

Any Sociocultural studies could be used for this.  Pick two experiments and then one or two that are a different method.  Or you could do three methods and one study each.  Just be sure do discuss How and Why the methods are being used and use your studies to illustrate this.

 

 

2.  Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the sociocultural level of analysis.

 

          You need at least two ethical considerations.  Deception should be one.  Pick another one like lack of informed consent or confidentiality and use 3 or 4 studies that illustrate the considerations.

 

 

3.  Evaluate social identity theory, making reference to relevant studies.

 

Turner  – Social identity theory

Tajfel - Experiments in Intergroup Discrimination

Yuki - Cross Culture and Social Identity Theory

 

 

4.  Explain the formation of stereotypes and their effect on behaviour.

 

Matsomoto -  Page 75

Tajfel  – Social identity theory

Langer - A Patient by any other Name

Risen - Illusory Correlations and Stereotype

 

 

5.  Explain Social Cognitive theory.

 

Bandura – Bobo Doll

Anderson – Video Games and aggressive thoughts

Becker - Eating behaviours in Fiji

 

 

6.  Define the terms “culture” and “cultural norms”.

 

Matsumoto – Culture and Psychology, 3rd ed. Page 10 or page 24 in old book

Tajfel  – Social identity theory

Triandis - The many dimensions of culture

Hofstede – Dimensionalizing cultures

 

 

7.  Examine the role of two cultural dimensions on behavior.

 

Triandis - The many dimensions of culture

Hofstede – Dimensionalizing cultures

 

                                       Individualism / Collectivism

 

          Higgins and Bhatt – Culture and the self-serving bias

          Ma - Individualism Vs Collectivisim in Kenya

          Ogihara - Negative Effects of Individualism on Happiness

 

                                       Time Orientation

 

E.T. Hall – The silent Language

Birth – Any time is Trinidad time – found in “Clocking Cultures” handout

          Levine - Pace of life

 

 

8.  Using one or more examples, explain “emic” and “etic” concepts.

 

          Higgins and Bhatt – Culture and the self-serving bias

          Elshenawy - Globalizations effect on Qatari Culture

          Tajfel  – Social identity theory

          Yuki - Social Identity Theory in East Asians

 

 

9.  Describe Enculturation and Acculturation and examine one or more examples in research.

 

          Elshenawy - Globalizations effect on Qatari Culture

          Arnett - The Psychology of Globalization

          Wiese - Culture and Migration Psych Trauma

 

 

10.  Discuss factors underlying cultural change.

 

          Elshenawy - Globalizations effect on Qatari Culture

          Ogihara - Negative Effects of Individualism on Happiness

          Arnett - The Psychology of Globalization

 

 

11.  Explain how globalization may influence attitudes, identities and behaviour.

 

          Elshenawy - Globalizations effect on Qatari Culture

          Ogihara - Negative Effects of Individualism on Happiness

          Ma - Individualism Vs Collectivisim in Kenya

          Arnett - The Psychology of Globalization

 

 

12.  Discuss the effect of the interaction of local and global influences on behaviour.

         

Elshenawy - Globalizations effect on Qatari Culture

          Ogihara - Negative Effects of Individualism on Happiness

          Arnett - The Psychology of Globalization

 

 

13.  Evaluate the methods used to study the influence of globalization on behaviour.

 

          Elshenawy - Globalizations effect on Qatari Culture

          Ogihara - Negative Effects of Individualism on Happiness

          Ma - Individualism Vs Collectivisim in Kenya

 

 

 

Dr. Zimbardo on the Psychology of Time Orientation