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Psychology Explains How Cultural Differences Influence Human Behavior
Learn about cross-cultural psychology, which looks at how cultural factors influence human behavior.

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Cross-cultural psychology

Cross-cultural psychology

Cross-cultural psychology is defined as a branch of psychology that analyses the effects of cultural factors on human behavior.

For instance, while some cultures play ...

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The importance of cross-cultural psychology

The first important role cross-cultural psychology has is to rectify most of the biases that people have in the field.

Furthermore, this branch of the psychology is used t...

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The culture

The term 'culture' can be defined as the characteristics of a group of people, from attitudes to values, transmitted from generation to generation.

The cross-cultu...

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Topics in cross-cultural pshycology

The main topics in cross-cultural psychology are the following:

  • Emotions
  • Language acquisition
  • Child development
  • Personality
  • Social behavior

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Branches of psychology

The main difference between the cross-cultural psychology and the other branches of psychology refers to the fact that cross-cultural psychology analyses the effects of culture on human beh...

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Normally, studies conducted to understand human behavior have participants representing the wider human population, which may be true in a certain geography but isn't accurate when we take into account other cultures and demographics.

More than 90% of the participants in psychological studies originate from countries that are Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic (W.E.I.R.D) which is neither a random sample nor a real representation of the human population.

Different Ways Of Being

People across the world have different ways of describing themselves, different mental associations and thinking styles, possessing radically diverse motivations, upbringing, and social relationships.

What may be categorized as a mental illness in a certain part of the world may be normal behavior in another. Cultural differences pervade in a wider array of human behavior and there is a need to increase the circumference and scope of these studies.

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Community Psychologists work on empowerment, diversity, community building, health promotion, civic participation and health promotion, using the two types of change models:

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"Given the prevalence of color, one would expect color psychology to be a well-developed area. Surprisingly, little theoretical or empirical work has been conducted to date on color's influence ...

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."

The Psychological Effects of Color

While most perceptions of color are subjective, some color effects have universal meaning. 

  • Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.
  • Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple, and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.

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