Describe the similarities and differences between Western and non-Western values. Why do individuals from Western countries, as a group, tend to display a somewhat stronger internal locus of control?
Reminder: You should be integrating information from the text (and other module resources, if chosen) and documenting your work in APA style.
Reading: American Culture opens in new windowThis article was written for students coming to America to study. Feel free to share your thoughts on this article in the discussion area.
Textbook: Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications, Chapters 4 and 10Chapter 4 examines the factors contributing to the differences in people’s sensations, perceptions, and consciousness. Chapter 10 outlines how people’s judgments, attitudes, and beliefs are influenced by culture.
Video: TATTOOS: Perceptions And Perspectives [Documentary] opens in new window (22:12) This video highlights the current popularity of tattoos while examining perceptions across different generations. This resource is older, but it does an excellent job of covering how the thinking behind this issue shifted in the late twentieth century in just a little over twenty minutes.
A captioned version of this video is available: TATTOOS–Perception & Perspectives [Documentary] CC opens in new window.
A video transcript is available: Transcript for TATTOOS – Perceptions & Perspectives.
Interactive: Brain Teasers opens in new windowThis is the link to the brain teasers referenced in the overview.
Reading: Cognitive Dissonance: What to Know opens in new windowThis article explains the concept of cognitive dissonance and how cognitive dissonance can be reduced.