Cross-Cultural Psychology Trivia Quiz!

Cross-Cultural Psychology Trivia Quiz!

This is a quiz about the field of cross-cultural psychology. Answer each question to the best of your ability. Results are at the end!

Background Information on Cross-Cultural Psychology

Cross-cultural psychology is the study of how individuals from different cultures understand, interpret, and act on the world around them. People from different cultures have a variety of experiences and life histories that are brought to bear on their perceptions of reality.

Cross-cultural psychology also examines the cultural factors that influence a person’s beliefs and values, attitudes, behaviors, mental health and physical health. In order to understand these factors some cross-cultural psychologists focus on how the meaning of an event varies across cultures.

Human beings are social creatures by nature and we like to interact with people who share our interests or have the same background. This is because we are all affected by a cognitive bias called the “Identity Principle.”

This principle states that people have a tendency to want to be part of some group, which makes them feel as if they belong and therefore have an increased sense of self-worth.

We know that there are numerous studies already being done on various aspects of cross-cultural psychology, but what we are lacking are more studies on its impacts in the workplace. Cross-cultural psychology can help us understand how cultural differences affect employees.

Up until now, most research on cross-cultural psychology has focused on understanding culture in general rather than workplace culture.

Cross-cultural psychology is a diverse field with many different studies done on it. There are many different cultures to try to understand and more and more research will be underway to gain better insights.

Take this fun trivia quiz below and learn more cross-cultural psychology!

  • Question of

    The influence of culture:

    • leads to differences in children’s psychological development
    • is essential to children’s psychological development
    • has a constitutive role in children’s psychological development
    • all of the above
  • Question of

    Cultural psychology is:

    • a specialized area of study within the discipline of psychology
    • cross-cultural research
    • a fresh approach to all areas of psychology
    • an approach that insists that biology is not important
  • Question of

    The development of the individual organism from birth to maturity and death is known as:

    • ontogenesis
    • evolution
    • phylogenies
    • developmental science
  • Question of

    In the word ‘ontogenesis,’ what does the component ‘-genesis’ refer to?

    • genes
    • origins
    • the bible
    • generalities
  • Question of

    A central proposal of this book is that alongside ‘theory of mind,’ in which they understand people’s actions in terms of beliefs and desires, children also develop what is called:

    • a normative stance
    • an intentional stance
    • institutional facts
    • an institutional stance
  • Question of

    Among Hofstede’s dimensions, which one represents the following sentence “a society’s tolerance for ambiguity:

    • Power Distance
    • Risk Avoidance
    • Uncertainty Acceptance
    • Uncertainty Avoidance
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    Among Hofstede’s dimensions, “Subordinates expect to be consulted VS Subordinates expect to be told what to do” is a difference regarding:

    • Power distance
    • Uncertainty Avoidance
    • Masculinity – Femininity
    • Long-term or short-term orientation
  • Question of

    Among Hofstede’s dimensions, “Sympathy for the weak VS Admiration for the strong” is a difference regarding:

    • Power distance
    • Uncertainity avoidance
    • Masculinity-Femininity
    • Long-term versus Short-term orientation
  • Question of

    Among Hofstede’s dimensions, Individualism versus Collectivism is:

    • Related to the different solutions to the basic problem of human inequality
    • The formation of stereotypes and prejudices
    • The move from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism
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    According to Bennet’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity, people in a Defense worldview:

    • Can construct culture-general categories that allow them to generate a range of relevant cultural contrasts among many cultures
    • Experience their cultural elements as universal
    • Consider their own culture as the only viable one –the most “evolved” form of civilization
    • Generally are disinterested in cultural difference even when it is brought to their attention

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