What are the THREE components to the definition of ‘culture’ according to Cohen (2009) and our extensive discussion in lecture?

According to your text’s authors “pop” culture does not count as culture proper. They cite two different reasons OTHER than the trendiness aspect of pop culture as to why they come to this conclusion. Name and describe ONE of their arguments or rationales.

 

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Answer the following questions and prompts in a 3-4 page narrative that demonstrates a personal understanding of the material. Provide detailed examples from your own experiences that illustrate the concepts; if possible discuss how this information might berelevant to your future career; whenever possible define concepts with your own words. Answer EACH of the six questions

1.) What are the THREE components to the definition of ‘culture’ according to Cohen (2009) and our extensive discussion in lecture? Do these help you to more fully grasp/identify cultural groups?

2.) One theme of this course is that we are ‘multicultural’ individuals. How can this be so? EXPLAIN this idea based on your own experiences.

3.) According to your text’s authors “pop” culture does not count as culture proper. They cite two different reasons OTHER than the trendiness aspect of pop culture as to why they come to this conclusion. Name and describe ONE of their arguments or rationales.

4.) In cross-cultural research on the Big Five personality inventory which specific behavior at the item-level (remember there were 240 items!) was singled out as specifically problematic and ‘lost-in-translation’?

5.) How did the McCrae et. al (2005) study of “The Big Five” ensure ‘procedural and linguistic equivalence? Reflect on this process – suppose you were conducting a cross-cultural study. How would you go about ensuring these equivalences?

6.) Why did the McCrae et. al (2005) researchers ask their participants to rate somebody else rather than themselves? Explain the reasoning behind this design decision and whether you think it rings true (that is that the concern is valid).

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