The influence of culture on behaviour and cognition

Culture workbook: 

cultural norms workbook NEW IB

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Assessment questions

  1. SAQ: Describe one study that demonstrates the influence of culture on behaviour and cognition (9)
  2. SAQ: Explain one study that demonstrates the influence of culture on behaviour and cognition (9)
  3. SAQ: Outline one study that demonstrates the influence of culture on behaviour and cognition (9)
  4. ERQ: Discuss the influence of culture on behaviour and cognition (22)
  5. ERQ: Evaluate research into the influence of culture on behaviour and cognition (22)
  6. ERQ: To what extent is behaviour and/or cognition affected by culture (22)

You may choose any of the studies that we looked at when doing the presentations on cultural dimensions.

For example for behaviour you might want to look at:

  • Individualism/collectivism and Berry’s study on conformity:

Video clips about life for people in Sierra Leone and Baffin Island (Inuits)  :

  • Masculinity/femininity and Lynn and Lynn’s study on tipping
  • Short term/long term orientation and Chen’s study on patience
  • Uncertainty avoidance and XXX’s study on XXX
  • Power Distance and XXX’s study on XXX

For example for cognition you might want to look at:

  • Individualism/collectivism and Kulkofsy’s study of flashbulb memory
  • Kearin’s study of Aborigine and spatial memory
  • Cole and Scribner’s study of primacy and recency effects