Glossary C

Cultivation is a term in communications theory that refers to the view that exposure to the mass media (newspaper, television, etc) makes people think that what they see there represents the mainstream of what really occurs.

Cultural animal refers to the view that evolution shaped the human psyche so as to enable humans to create and take part in culture
Cultural assimilation is defined as the process whereby a minority cultural group takes on the characteristics of the dominant cultural group.

Cultural bias the situation that arises when one cultural or subcultural group is more familiar with test items than another group and therefore has an unfair advantage. Cultural bias, moreover, is a factor hypothesized to be present in intelligence tests that provides an advantage for test takers from certain cultural or ethnic backgrounds but that does not reflect true intelligence.

Englisch: Political Psychology
Cultural capital refers to the extent to which individuals have absorbed the dominant culture .

Cultural Compatibility Hypothesis refer to the hypothesis that treatment is likely to be more effective when compatible with the cultural patterns of the child (patient) and family .

- Cultural Competence : Cultural Competence refers to the state of being capable of functioning in the context of cultural differences .

Cultural competence refers to a knowledge and appreciation of other cultural groups and the skills to be effective with members of these groups. Cultural competence also refers to health care provider’s understanding of patients’ cultural characteristics, values, and traditions. In order to be effective, a health care provider must possess cultural competence.