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 Culture and Personality 

(Psychological Anthropology)


  Margaret Mead
 Zhuangzi dreaming of a butterfly
(or a butterfly dreaming of Zhuangzi)

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 Fall 2018 Calendar
Monday, 15 October 2018, 20:40 (08:40 PM) CDT, day 288 of 2018

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Selected Culture and Personality WebSites
 

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Reading Assignments Summary

Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock.
 Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
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Weeks . . .
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All readings are from the textbooks listed on the Class Textbook WebPage

REM: The Midterm Exam and the Final Exam are open-book / open-notes exams

Before you begin to look at the textbooks,
see the note about the exams on the Class Textbook WebPage


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Week 1 — Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course:
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Prelude. "All Anthropology Is Psychological," pp. 1-3
    • Ch. 1, "The Psychology of Primitive Peoples," pp. 5-24
  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

      INTRODUCTION

    PART I. TWO SYSTEMS

      1. The characters of the story

      2. Attention and effort

 
       
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Week 2 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 2, "Psychoanalytic Anthropology," pp. 25-44
  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART I. TWO SYSTEMS

      1. The lazy controller

      2. The associative machine

      3. Cognitive ease

 
       
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Week 3 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 3, "Configurations of Culture and Personality," pp. 45-65
  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART I. TWO SYSTEMS

    1. Norms, surprises, and causes

    2. A machine for jumping to conclusions

    3. How judgments happen

    4. Answering an easier question

 
       
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Week 4 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 4, "Basic and Modal Personality," pp. 67-85
  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART II. HEURISTICS AND BIASES

      1. The law of small numbers

      2. Anchors

      3. The science of availability

 
       
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Week 5 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 5, "National Character Studies," pp. 87-107

 
       
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Week 6 —
   

The Culture and Personality Midterm Exam will be in class Week 7 Day 13 Tuesday, 9 October 2018


REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop

It will cover the above materials, in-class videos / movies, e-mails, and lectures
 
   

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For after the Midterm Exam

  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART II. HEURISTICS AND BIASES

      1. Causes trump statistics

      2. Regression to the mean

      3. Taming intuitive predictions

 
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Week 7 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 6, "Cross-Cultural Correlations," pp. 117-138
  •  Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART III. OVERCONFIDENCE

      1. The illusion of understanding

      2. The illusion of validity

      3. Intuitions vs. formulas

 
       
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Week 8 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 7, "The Return of the Repressed," pp. 139-156

  •  Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART III. OVERCONFIDENCE

      1. Expert intuition: when can we trust it?

      2. The outside view

      3. The engine of capitalism

 
       
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Week 9 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 8, "Social Structure and Personality," pp. 157-174

  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART IV. CHOICES

 
       
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Week 10 —
   
  •  Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART IV. CHOICES

      1. Bad events

      2. The fourfold pattern

      3. Rare events

      4. Risk policies

 
       
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Week 11 —
   
  •  Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART IV. CHOICES

 
       
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Week 12 —
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 11, "Shamans, Alternative States, and Schizophrenia," pp. 209-222
  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART V. TWO SELVES

      1. Two selves

      2. Life as a story

      3. Experienced well-being

 
   


Work on Readings for Your Project

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Week 13 —

Term Paper Review

   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 12, "Emotions and Selfhood," pp. 223-239

    • Work on paper for in-class presentation, and think about working on final written draft of paper
  • Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART V. TWO SELVES

      1. Thinking about life
      CONCLUSIONS

 
   
Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)
 
   


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Catch Up / Review / Preview


Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock.
 Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
 
       
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Week 14 —

   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Ch. 13, "Some Newer Approaches," pp. 241-254

    • Review Chs. 1 - 5 for final exam
  •  Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

    PART V. TWO SELVES

      1. Two selves

      2. Life as a story

      3. Experienced well-being

      4. Thinking about life

      CONCLUSIONS

  • Work on final written draft of paper

 
       
   

Wiki questions for the Final Exam are due by the end of Week 14, Saturday, 1 December 2018

Your CP Term Paper is due at the end of Week 14, Saturday, 1 December 2018

AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.

 
       
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Week 15 —
Summary / Review
Course Evaluation
   
  • Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock. Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Philip K. Bock

    • Postlude. "All Psychology Is Cultural," pp. 255-262

    • Work on final written draft of paper

    • Review Chs. 6- 13 for Final Exam

    • Review In-Class Materials for Final Exam
  •  Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

      PART V. TWO SELVES

    • Review

 
   

  • Review for Final Exam
Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock.
 Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

The Culture and Personality Final Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 8:00-9:55 in Cina 214

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop


It will cover materials from the entire semester, but will emphasize materials since the midterm exam, in-class videos / movies, e-mails, and lectures