Culture and Cognition
1. Investigate the influence of culture on how we perceive phenomena presented to us.
2. Investigate the influence of culture of how we interpret phenomena around us.
3. Investigate the influence of culture of how we represent phenomena to others and
Resources, let me know if needed uploaded. Video included if needed to view at end
Read the following articles.
Alexander, P. A., & Dochy, F. C. (1995). Conceptions of knowledge and beliefs: A
comparison across varying cultural and educational communities. American
Educational Research Journal, 32413-442. doi:10.3102/00028312032002413
Hong, Y., Morris, M. W., Chiu, C., & Benet-Martnez, V. (2000). Multicultural minds: A
dynamic constructivist approach to culture and cognition. American
Psychologist, 55(7), 709-720. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.55.7.709
Karabenick, S. s., & Moosa, S. (2005). Culture and personal epistemology: U.S. and
Middle Eastern students beliefs about scientific knowledge and knowing. Social
Psychology Of Education, 8(4), 375-393. doi:10.1007/s11218-005-1826-3
Nasir, N. S., & Hand, V. M. (2006). Exploring sociocultural perspectives on race, culture,
and learning. Review Of Educational Research, 76(4), 449-475.
Tweed, R. G., & Lehman, D. R. (2002). Learning considered within a cultural context:
Confucian and Socratic approaches. American Psychologist, 57(2), 89-99.
View the Video:
Education: Culture Matters. (2011, February 1) Retrieved from