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 Culture and Personality 

(Psychological Anthropology)

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


 Fall 2018 Calendar
Thursday, 18 July 2024, 22:06 (10:06 PM) CDT, day 200 of 2024

Mustard seed.
Selected Culture and Personality WebSites

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A Culture and Personality Personality

Case Study

Focus: Person

4-6 well-written pages

200 points (11.6% of final grade)

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  • unexcused late Term Papers receive no credit


for your research papers try the
UMD Library > Research Tools and Resources >
Assignment Calculator

UMD Library Assignment Calculator

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.

Due to WebDrop
by the end of Week 08

call your file something like your emailname assignment name
e.g., rouf0013 CP case study

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Doing Research and Drafting Your Paper

Pick one or two writers in the area of culture and personality and write a paper summarizing and discussing their contributions to the field.

  • You may pick your own individual(s)

  • Suggestions include, but are not limited to, the following:

A list of notable anthropologists -- Wikipedia

  • This Case Study can be either a biography, or a review of their theories, or a combination
    • but whichever overall approach you select be sure to include a discussion of their theories and contributions as they relate to culture and personality

  • Check information available at the UMD Library

  • for your research papers try the
    UMD Library > Research Tools and Resources >
    Assignment Calculator

    UMD Library Assignment Calculator

    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.

    UMD Library Assignment Calculator.
  • For your Case Studies you may use both electronic resources and traditional library materials, and, where appropriate, interviews and videotapes
  • Also check the "Individuals" listed on the Other WebSites Page
    • Try getting more information by looking at sites on the web:

      • Try surfing the web by searching with the search engines found by clicking on the Web "Search" button found on the upper righthand corner all of the course WebPages


      • Hint: When you do a search on an item that has more than one word, like "culture and personality," use the "phrase" option of the search engine

        • otherwise it will search out everything with "culture" and everything with "personality," and the list of "hits" could get quite large

        • These keywords might be useful to your project:
          • culture and personality,
          • personality
          • modal personality
          • basic personality
          • psychological anthropology
          • cognitive anthropology
          • national character
          • ethnoscience
          • ethnosemantics
          • language and culture
          • cross cultural psychology
          • cross cultural psychiatry
          • cultural psychology
          • life history
          • projective tests
          • perception
          • cognition, motivation
          • evolutionary psychology
          • emic / etic
          • acculturation
          • dream analysis
          • cross cultural psychiatry
          • unobtrusive measures
          • abnormal behavior
          • abnormal psychology
          • altered states of conscience
          • spirit possession

      • See the "Preparing the Final Draft" section of the Sociology - Anthropology Writing Guide to see the details of what your Case Study report should look like when you hand it in

      • Due to WebDrop <>

      • This Case Study counts for 200 points, or 11.6% of your final grade
        • Unexcused late Case Study papers receive no credit

    • Criteria for Grading College Writing

    • Suggestion: Don't put off the Case Study assignment. The web doesn't always work when you want it to, and the library does not always have the book when you need it most.

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    Format Information

    For more help see Paradigm On-line Writing Assistant and / or
    The Soc-Anth Department Writing Guide


    [more information on your title]

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    Anthropology 4616

    Culture and Personality Case Study

    Professor Roufs

    18 July 2024


    Basque Personality  1

    [more information on an Introduction]

    Put your paragraph(s) summarizing your paper here.

    Put a transitional statement here.

    [Give this section an interesting subtitle, something other than "Body"]

    Describe and discuss your chosen topic(s) here. Use some form of organizational structure. The "Journalist's Questions," Who,What, When, Where, How and Why are often helpful. A time sequence is also useful.

    Use the Paradigm Online Writing Assistant if you do not have much experience writing college papers.


    Put your conclusions here.


    Basque Personality  Nn 

    Works Cited

    Your "References" or "Works Cited" information should go on a separate page.

    See "Documenting Electronic Sources in Specific Disciplines" from OWL for information on how to cite items from the web.

    This course is governed by the . . .

    University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy

    UMD Office of Student and Community Standards

    Student Academic Integrity
    -- UMD Office of Academic Affairs (Effective: November 22, 2011)

    Use of AI-content generators for assignments in this class

    When I taught Advanced Writing for the Social Sciences here at UMD, for over twenty-five years, my rule of thumb advice to students was to plan to spend 60% or more of their time and effort revising drafts (for academic type writing).

    In 2001 Wikipedia appeared on the scene and very quickly became a useful tool as a starting point for many academic projects even though as an open-source resource the Wikipedia entries are not checked and verified in the same manner as other traditional reference materials.

    Spelling and grammar checkers arrived on the general scene and helped with spelling and grammar checking, but, as you no doubt have discovered, they continue to require human editing.

    And, of course, before that we had a selection of excellent Encyclopedia offering good starting points for many projects, the most popular being The Encyclopedia Brittanica.

    And long before that there were libraries--since at least the days of Alexandria in Egypt, in the third century B.C.

    The bottom line . . .

    Today the evolution of research resources and aids continues with the relatively rapid appearance of ChatGPT and other automated content generators.

    As many folks have already found out, they can be very useful as starting points, much like their predecessors. But, from the academic point of view, they are still only starting points.

    Professors nationwide are for the most part advised, and even encouraged, to experiment with the potentials of ChatGPT and similar apps.

    In this class it is fine to experiment, with the caveat that all of your written academic work demonstrates that your personal efforts—including content development and revision—reflect your personal originality, exploration, analysis, explanation, integrating and synthesizing of ideas, organizational skills, evaluation, and overall learning and critical thinking efforts.

    That is to say you may experiment with the AI tool to do tasks such as e.g, brainstorming, narrowing topics, writing first drafts, editing text, and the like. AI-generated works should in no case be more than that.

    In the end you need to become familiar enough with the various subjects, peoples, and places discussed in this class to research a topic and problem-solve on your own, and carry on an intelligent conversation about them in modern-day society . . . a conversation that goes byond your voicing an unsupported opinion.

    Please ask questions of and offer comments to


    For the record, what follows is the official UMD Academic Integrity Policy. Note that "unless otherwise noted by the faculty member" this is the default policy.

    "UMD’s Academic Integrity policy covers any work done by automated content generators such as ChatGPT or other generative artificial intelligence tools unless otherwise noted by the faculty member. These tools present new challenges and opportunities."

    "Within the confines of this class The use of AI-content generators is strictly prohibited for any stage of homework/assignment (e.g., draft or final product). The primary purposes of college are developing your thinking skills, being creative with ideas, and expanding your understanding on a wide variety of topics. Using these content generating AI tools thwarts the goal of homework/assignments to provide students opportunities to achieve these purposes. Please make the most of this time that you have committed to a college education and learn these skills now, so that you can employ them throughout your life." -- Jennifer Mencl, UMD Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, 10 May 2023

    Current information from the UMN Senate Committee on Educational Policy Resources


    See Also Using Wikipedia and other Standard Reference Works

    "Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at []. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

    and the UMD Student Conduct Code

    and the

    Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)

    The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code []. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

    Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy


    A Note on Extra Credit Papers

    Failure to comply with the above codes and standards when submitting an Extra Credit paper will result in a penalty commensurate with the lapse, up to and including an F final grade for the course, and, at a minimum, a reduction in total points no fewer than the points available for the Extra Credit project. The penalty will not simply be a zero for the project, and the incident will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards.


    A Note on "Cutting and Pasting" without the Use of Quotation Marks
    (EVEN IF you have a citation to the source somewhere in your paper)

    If you use others' words and/or works you MUST so indicate that with the use of quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks to indicate that the materials are not of your authorship constitutes plagiarism—even if you have a citation to the source elsewhere in your paper/work.

    Patterned failure to so indicate that the materials are not of your own authorship will result in an F grade for the course.

    Other instances of improper attribution will result in a 0 (zero) for the assignment (or a reduction in points equal to the value of an Extra Credit paper), and a reduction of one grade in the final grade of the course.

    All incidents will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards as is required by University Policy.


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