Issues and debates - key words

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Alpha bias
exaggerates and over estimates differences between males and females
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Beta bias
Ignoring or minimising differences between male and female
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Androcentrism
A male only sample is seen as the norm universally - anything opposing the male sample is seen as abnormal leading to misunderstanding of female behaviour.
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Ethnocentrism
Believing that ones own cultural group is superior to another - in psychology this usually refers to the assumption that any behaviour that doesn't fit into western culture is abnormal.
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Cultural relativism
The belief that norms, values, ethics etc... can only be meaningful and understood with specific social/cultural contexts.
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Etic approach
Look at behaviour of another culture and try to explain behaviour from the outside.
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Imposed etic
Imposing western cultures on other cultures - leading to bias, conflict, judgement etc..
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Emic approach
Identifying behavioural features specific within that culture - liable to be ignored/misinterpreted as researcher to local emics
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Ignoring or minimising differences between male and female

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Beta bias

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A male only sample is seen as the norm universally - anything opposing the male sample is seen as abnormal leading to misunderstanding of female behaviour.

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Believing that ones own cultural group is superior to another - in psychology this usually refers to the assumption that any behaviour that doesn't fit into western culture is abnormal.

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The belief that norms, values, ethics etc... can only be meaningful and understood with specific social/cultural contexts.

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