Intelligence and Culture
Perception of Intelligence For this Assignment, consider how cultures interpret intelligence differently. Reflect on how various cultures measure intelligence. Use African culture and, in addition, select another culture that defines intelligence differently. Consider how you might test different cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, organization, and visualization) in each of these two different cultures. The Assignment 4 pages Describe the two cultures, one being African, you selected and compare how each culture perceives intelligence. Explain three cultural factors that might influence how intelligence is perceived in each culture you selected. Explain how you might measure intelligence in each culture and why you selected this method. Support your responses using the Learning Resources and the current literature. Please use these as reference Readings Course Text: The Handbook of Culture and Psychology Chapter 5, The Evolution of Cross-Cultural Research Methods Chapter 16, Polishing the Jade: A Modest Proposal for Improving the Study of Social Psychology Across Cultures Article: Byrne, B. M., & van de Vijver, F. J. R. (2010). Testing for measurement and structural equivalence in large-scale cross-cultural studies: Addressing the issue of nonequivalence. International Journal of Testing, 10(2), 107132. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database. Article: Chen, F. F. (2008). What happens if we compare chopsticks with forks? The impact of making inappropriate comparisons in cross-cultural research. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 95(5), 10051018. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database. Article: Li, J., & Karakowsky, L. (2001). Do we see eye-to-eye? Implications of cultural differences for cross-cultural management research and practice. The Journal of Psychology, 135(5), 501517. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the ProQuest database. Article: Pea, E. D. (2007). Lost in translation: Methodological considerations in cross cultural research. Child Development, 78(4), 12551264. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the MEDLINE With Full Text database.