Assignment: Cultural Influences Psychology Presentation
You are the first chief diversity officer at a Fortune 100 company. To help employees understand cross-cultural diversity and the value of diversity in the workplace, you are assigned to create a presentation on the cultural influences in your life. Include pictures to show how social practice and the culture you grew up in helped shape you. Think about the person you are now. Think of all the cultural influences that may have impinged on you. Some examples include your parents, your parental milieu, your ethnic group, your religion, the areas or countries you lived in, your gender, the schools you went to, the schools’ ideology, and your peers and their backgrounds. Create a 12- to 19-slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed speaker notes that includes or does the following:
(1 slide) Introduction
(4–6 slides) Describes the major cultural influences on your life
(3–5 slides) Explains the impact of cultural influences on you and your way of being (make sure you don’t focus on individual influences)
(1–2 slides) Describes what would have been different about you without some of the cultural influences
(2–4 slides) Applies Erikson’s psychosocial theory
(1 slide) References
Research on cultural influences on TD is limited. However, there is a great degree of consistency in clinical features across cultures (Cardoso et al., 1996; Eapen and Robertson, 2008; Karkim et al., 2019; Mathews et al., 2001; Mathews et al., 2007; Micheli et al., 1995; Min and Lee, 1986; Robertson and Trimble, 1991; Robertson, 2008a; Samar et al., 2013). For instance, a direct comparison of
youth with TD from the US (New York City) and Argentina (Buenos Aires) showed no significant differences in clinical presentation in terms of sex ratio, rates of OCD and ADHD, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, tic severity and global functioning (Samar et al., 2013). A separate study describing Argentinian cases of TD revealed no differences in age of tic onset, male predominance, and tic features compared to European, American, and Asian samples from prior studies (Micheli et al., 1995). Further a report on 30 cases from Korea found a similar age of onset, illness duration, and male predominance as in Western studies (Min and Lee, 1986). Finally, a large study in Costa Rica and the US revealed no differences between the two countries in the prevalence of explosive outbursts among individuals with TD (Chen et al., 2013). Although clinical features of TD are generally consistent across cultures, several studies report some variation. For instance, Argentinian youth were older at the time of initial evaluation for TD, and showed higher rates of ODD, mood, and anxiety disorders relative to youth in the US (Samar et al., 2013). Additionally, a United Kingdom sample of patients with TD reported higher rates of coprolalia, conduct disorder, and ODD relative to patients from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Eapen and Robertson, 2008). It is possible that these differences reflect cultural factors.
Further, there is some cultural variation in impairment related to TD. For example, Mathews et al. (2001) reported that a majority of individuals with TD and their families in Costa Rica described little to no impairment from the disorder, despite the presence of objective impairment and moderate-to-severe tics in several cases. This was attributed, in part, to perceptions of tics as bad habits associated with some voluntary control. Further, objective impairment related to severe tics may diminish with age in some despite the persistence of severe symptoms, or may be overlooked due to different expectations for behavior (e.g., tic-related expulsion from school perceived as unproblematic due to farming family’s expectations surrounding school; Mathews et al., 2001). Similarly, significantly fewer patients with TD from the UAE endorsed tic-related distress and impairment relative to patients from the UK. It was theorized that this discrepancy may be due to differences in perceptions of the types of psychiatric conditions that are considered to be associated with distress or impairment (Eapen and Robertson, 2008). These varying perceptions of TD help to explain discrepancies in perceived impairment across cultures.
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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