The Bicultural Thought Process

Many individuals consider themselves a part of two or more cultures. With experiencing the customs, traditions, and thought processes of two totally different cultures, those in the field of psychological studies, can use these “bicultural” people to help examine the fascinating interplay between opposing cultures within individuals. I would like to see a study conducted that primed the bicultural participants with something they associate with a particular culture that they subscribe to and then present an ambiguous situation that could be approached in different ways depending on the cultural chosen. This basic experimental structure can be manipulated in a variety of ways to approach the subject matter differently. Following a similar format, the two cultures could be made to compete directly for expression in a situation yielding perhaps more interesting results.


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