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Influence of culture on perception

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Bertil Normann

on 18 March 2013

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Transcript of Influence of culture on perception

WOK & AOK Ways of Knowing:
1. Perception
2. Language

Areas of Knowledge:
1. Natural Sciences
2. Human Sciences TOK Real Life Situation: Me being a TCK (third culture kid) and a CCK (cross cultural kid).

Knowledge Claim: Perception varies based on you cultural background. CROSS-CULTURAL MISSUNDERSTANDINGS KNOWLEDGE IS OBJECTIVE Claim: Knowledge is objective, a fact is a fact

Counterclaim: A person's culture, religion and values might pave their research. Eg. Areas that are culturally sensitive or taboo such as abortion.

Their scientific knowledge is hindered by their cultural beliefs. CONCLUSION Culture shapes the individual - whether this is one or several cultures.
Our perception is influenced by our culture and our bias.
There are exeptions --> we are individuals Monika Karlsen INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON PERCEPTION Knowledge Issue: To what extent does culture influence perception? WOK: Perception, Language
AOK: Human Sciences DOES MY CULTURE INFLUENCE WHO I AM? U.K. - O.K. RUSSIA - ZERO BRAZIL - INSULT JAPAN - MONEY WOK: Perception, Language
AOK: Natural Sciences BIBLIOGRAPHY: http://web.mit.edu/allanmc/www/socialperception14.pdf
Thesocietypages.org. "Cultural Differences in Cognitive Perception » Sociological Images." 2013. Web. 18 Mar 2013. <http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/12/26/cultural-differences-in-cognitive-perception/>.
Richard, Mike. "Cultural Optical Illusion: What Do You See?." 2007. Web. 18 Mar 2013. <http://www.vagabondish.com/cultural-optical-illusion-what-do-you-see/>.
http://clinicalsocialworksociety.org/docs/continuing_education/ThirdCultureKids.pdf
Apa.org. "The culture-cognition connection." 2006. Web. 18 Mar 2013. <http://www.apa.org/monitor/feb06/connection.aspx>.
http://www.ualberta.ca/~tmasuda/Masuda(2009).pdf Counter claim: Not all perception is formed culturally. Limitations to our vision --> The human brain edits information

Perception shapes each individual differently making it difficult to generalise.
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