Chose a culture other than the one you grew up in. Summarize at least 3 journal articles on psychological differences between the two cultures. Evaluate the methodological soundness of each study and discuss flaws as well as inherent difficulties in conducting scientifically sound research to compare cultures. Identify
- Triandis’ 10 Cultural Syndromes (Links to an external site.)
- Hofstede’s 5 Cultural Dimensions (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.).
Use journal articles to support your arguments. Suppose you’ve been awarded a one-semester Study Abroad opportunity in which you will live with a family from that culture, work, and study in that culture. How will you have to adjust your attitudes and behaviors in order to get along and have a positive experience during your semester abroad?
This paper must be:
- At least 7 pages in length using APA style (does not include cover page and references – No abstract please).
- Include research from at least 3 articles must be found in PsycInfo (a database found in EBSCOhost – from the Park University library).
Paper counts for 25% of the final grade in this course.
Term Paper Scoring Rubric
|Journal Article 1
|Journal Article 2
|Journal Article 3
|Three Cultural Similarities||5|
|Three Cultural Differences||5|
|Hofstede Dimensions for each Culture||10|
|Plan to Adapt||25|
|APA Style, Grammar, etc||10|