In the U.S., a psychologist cannot deny that different cultures (including ethnicity, age, gender, religion, and sexual affiliation) play a role in personality development.
Consider all you have learned throughout this course as well as how your culture has shaped your personality development. Use the Internet, library resources, and your textbook to research the effects that cultures can play on personality development. Answer the following questions:
What aspects of your cultural upbringing have affected your own personality development?
Think about a friend who grew up in a different culture—how did their cultural upbringing and traditions affect their personality development in a way that differed from your upbringing?
Considering everything you have learned in this course, how would you now analyze your own personality? Relate this to the theories of personality development that apply in your case. How will you use these new competencies in your work and personal life?
Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources, and use vocabulary that reflects your understanding of the concepts covered throughout the course.