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A little bit of culture

I’m renewing passports again, this time for my eldest daughter and, she doesn’t realize it yet, but this is the one where the photo of her, aged 9, which will feature in her new passport, will be valid until she’s 19 years old. 668 more words


An Asian American Story

Went out to dinner with another family at a Korean restaurant. We got there first to get us a table and being the super Asian I am, gave the host my credit card and said, “we’re paying, don’t let the other party pay.” He says cool, totally understands what’s up. 221 more words


Same same but different: Social norms and the brain

(In case you missed North Korea’s cheerleaders performing at this year’s Olympics, check them out!)

Maybe you’re one of those urbanites who thinks you would never vote for a conservative or even right-wing party (e.g., the… 1,468 more words

Politics & Society

Cultural Must-Adapts: When Is It Mandatory to Adapt to Cultural Norms?

Do you remember our four groupings of social norms – folkways, mores, taboos, and laws?

If not, then here’s our handy chart to recall how each of these norms applies to culture: 453 more words


Too Many Men

“Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. 211 more words


Struggling to be Myself: Passing, Dysphoria, and Socio-cultural Norms

This post is being written as a reflection on a Quora answer sent to me by my dad as he was doing some of his own research on transgender concepts and issues after I came out to my family.  1,215 more words


General analyses of signaling systems illuminate fundamentals of psychology

Individual psychology is a locus or node within a larger social system.

More precisely, individual psychologies are particular signaling systems within larger social signaling systems. 396 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)