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.

Cultural Processes

Cultural Processes

Learning Objectives

  • LO 2.1 Identify and differentiate concepts and components of social learning and transmission.
  • LO 2.2 Explain how social intelligence facilitates cumulative culture as humans adapt and learn as groups.
  • LO 2.3 Describe the characteristics and processes of cultural dynamic theories.
  • LO 2.4 Assess ways people share and use cultural information to cooperate as they construct their sense of reality and identity.
  • LO 2.5 Discuss the reasons and ways cultures change.
  • LO 2.6 Evaluate the utility of arts practices and products as avenues for understanding cultural processes.

Preparing to Read

  • What changes have you seen in your lifetime?
  • Is there something you used to like that is now out of style?
  • What do you think your country will be like in 5 years? 20 years?

One day in 2010, Julie ...

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