Dep3053 Developmental Psychology
Section Number: 0069
How Culture Shapes Who We Are
A child’s behavior tends to reflect their cultural background. Being raised in different cultural backgrounds affects the way children view the world around them. In addition, cultural backgrounds help define who we are. If my child, Aliyah, was raised in a traditional Chinese cultural background, her behaviors would be based off of different religious views, moral values and gender roles. As a result, my child would display a relatively similar yet different behavior.
During the stimulation, my parenting style was more authoritative. I set limitation for my child, however, I was supportive of my child in all aspects. I was loving and encouraging. As a result, Aliyah displayed a secure attachment pattern. When Aliyah was around new kids, she would be reserved to herself until she warmed up to the other kids. When Aliyah was in the sensorimotor stage, she would become anxious when I left her with other relatives. However, after a while she …show more content…
I decided to raise Aliyah in a household where no gender roles existed. Women could obtain and complete traditional “male” jobs and chores. The traditional Confucian Chinese community believed females should be portrayed as “strong women” (Johnson, 2009, p.2). However, the modern view of gender roles in China contradicts the traditional. Chinese people today “believe” that women should achieve greatness, however they should not obtain higher education (Johnson, 2009, p.2). If Aliyah was raised in Chinese culture, she would not be expected to achieve higher education and a career. Aliyah could achieve greatness in the job that she has but will not be expected to be on the same level as a men. Not being expected to achieve much could cause Aliyah to strive to have higher education and a career or Aliyah could follow the gender