Psy450 Ethnic Group Conflict

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CONFLICT OF ETHNIC GROUPS
Psyc450

Christopher A. Page

January 20th, 2013

There are many people in the world that are at war with each other and it’s a shame to see so many different types of ethnic groups that are so much different but on the other hand have a lot of things that are in common. Since the beginning of time there has always been some kind of jealousy or arguments between ethnic groups and each of their ways of lives can be a bit different which can cause hate crimes and such to each of the different ethnic groups. Psychology can come into play to help solve some of the problems that can occur between two ethnic groups. Cross-cultural psychology is a branch of psychology that looks at how cultural factors influence human behavior. (Shiraev & Levy, 2010) So in other words we as a whole can use cross culture psychology to help determine the human behavior and why a certain ethnic group can think about another one just because of the differences the two may have. Some of the differences between two ethnic groups can be religion. Not all cultures or ethnic groups pray or believe in the same God in the same way. (Shiraev & Levy, 2010) An example of this would be in the United States we have so many different types of religions that can have to do with the way a person dresses for church such as a Baptist church may not have a dress code but if a person was to go to a Catholic church a dress code is put into place. But there are many differences in religion just within the United States.

The two ethnic groups that are going to be discussed in this paper are going to be French Canadians and English Canadians. Many people may think that just because these two groups are considered to be both Canadians that there is not much of a difference between the two and that there wouldn’t be any conflicts or war against each other. The fact of the matter there...
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