Cultural Competency And Constructing Stories

Lecture Module 9: Cultural Competency and Constructing Stories

1. What is the problem with researching WEIRD populations?

2. What is one way that you can address the issue of cultural bias in your own research?

3. Listen to the prologue of this this American life episode (about the first 8 minutes): https://www.thisamericanlife.org/317/unconditional-love

From the prologue I want you to think about how this story about attachment is being told and how can you take some of these techniques and use it in the intro of your own papers. Think about the questions below and write your response to how this story is told can influence how you write your introduction.

How did the podcast introduce the topic? How did they provide context and definitions for their main topic, love? How did they set up tension between different ideas, researchers, or opposing hypothesis?