GLT: Using one or more examples, explain “emic” and “etic” concepts.
Emic Concepts: Accounts, descriptions and explanations used to understand culturally specific behaviours.
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Etic Concepts: An explanation used to understand a culture in scientific terms by comparing the culture to others and addressing the universals of human behaviour.
- Levine’s cross-cultural prosocial behaviour study (2001)
- Buss’s cross-cultural study on mate preference (1989)
A student made a good suggestion: think of m as being mono and t as being two or more.
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