Course resource: Shiraev, E. & Levy, D. (2021). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary applications. (7th ed.). Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-19939-5 Instructions: Activity Description: Cite your work in APA format. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. Your response to each question should be 1 entire page per question. Your entire assignment should be 6 full pages plus a title and reference page. 1. Studies show that people in countries such as Japan and Korea tend to evaluate themselves critically in surveys; they tend to consider self as not necessarily hard-working. Explain the reasons for such cultural response bias. 2. Native Americans and Alaska Natives report a higher prevalence of pain symptoms and painful conditions when compared with the general population of the United States. What is your understanding of these findings? 3. It is assumed that multicultural experiences foster the creative expansion of ideas. Consider expatriate artists and writers whose brilliant insights emerged when they left their homeland settled in a foreign country. Do you think that creativity can be sparked when a person is exposed to a foreign culture? 4. A study of samples in 32 countries showed that individualism was positively correlated with higher expressivity of emotions, especially happiness and surprise. Individualism was negatively correlated with expression of sadness. What is your understanding of these research findings? 5. In 1968, the DSM-II believed homosexuality to be a mental disorder. Years later, in the early 1970’s, the American Psychiatric Association voted on this belief. The majority vote won and, homosexuality was removed from the DSM. However, there are still some individuals who believe homosexuality is a mental disorder. What is your understanding? 6. Research shows that in Buddhist and Western societies may encourage two somewhat different types of motivation, namely “maximizing” and “satisfying.” Explain both briefly. Activity Outcomes: Identify cognitive biases and their consequences in professional practice
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