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Psychology and Culture

by: Angela Meador

Psychology and Culture PSY 355

Angela Meador

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Psychology & Culture
Dr. Kristy Dean
Class Notes
Psychology, Culture, self, Improvement, Enhancement, downward, social
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Angela Meador on Sunday October 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 355 at Grand Valley State University taught by Dr. Kristy Dean in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Psychology & Culture in Psychology at Grand Valley State University.


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Date Created: 10/16/16
Motivation Self­ development  Plans  Descriptions for cultural differences Self­ improvement   Plans  Shared contrast modifications across cultures Self Enhancement Motivation to create a positive lifestyle for one’s self Example: High self­esteem, thinking you are better than others or the average Strategies  telling yourself that you can be better than how you are currently, always room for  improvement  Self­serve­ taking credit for positive feedback from others or denying you were a part of  situation if receive negative feedback  Downward collective judgement­ VERY frequent, comparing yourself to others is a  positive way to make yourself look better  Compensatory­ If not successful in one category you reevaluate comparing what you are  good at from a different category (Not a good friend but a good wife)  Reflective glory­ COLLECTIVIST, adding yourself to another teams glory Self­ Development Motivation to find flaws and progress on them Example: when falling keep trying your best Strategies  Accepting your flaws to create better strengths  Comparing yourself to someone that does better than you and seek to be them Social Class and Expectations People with higher social class expect to have more of a choice otherwise they feel less  satisfied Example: how you feel if someone bought the same dress as you to prom? Mad­ feel as if they need their own style Happy­ Grateful others have same taste


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