Using an engaging storytelling approach, Culture and Psychology introduces students to culture from a scientific yet accessible point of view. Author Stephen Fox integrates art, literature, and music into each chapter to offer students a rich and complete picture of cultures from around the world. The text wholly captures students’ attention while addressing key concepts typically found in a Psychology of Culture or Cross-Cultural Psychology course. Chapters feature personalized, interdisciplinary stories to help students understand specific concepts and theories, and encourage them to make connections between the material and their own lives.

Cognition and Perception

Cognition and Perception

Learning Objectives

  • LO 7.1 Differentiate holistic and analytic cognitive styles.
  • LO 7.2 Describe ways culture may shape perception.
  • LO 7.3 Explain non-Western concepts of intelligence and limitations of intelligence theory.
  • LO 7.4 Discuss regular and altered states of consciousness.
  • LO 7.5 Elaborate the ways the arts can serve as useful tools in the study of cognition and perception.

Preparing to Read

  • Can you imagine that other people have thought processes entirely unlike yours?
  • Can you be fooled by visual illusions that do not affect people in other cultures?
  • Would what you are learning in school prepare you to solve problems in a jungle? On the Arctic tundra?

If I say “I hear a church bell,” it would seem a simple enough statement, but a great many steps happened ...

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