In my Systems of Belief class, one of the books we are discussing is The 10 Lenses: Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World. Authored by diversity expert Mark Williams, the book explores how cultural diversity impacts our lives, personal and professional, through the metaphor of a “lens,” patterns of behaviour that are at the core of… Read more →
An intense classroom discussion on cultural syndromes and their effects on human cognitive process, specifically, how and what we think, has got me, well, thinking. Triandis defined cultural syndromes as shared patterns of attitudes, beliefs, categorizations, self-beliefs, norms, role definitions, values, and other subjective elements of nature organized around a theme: linguistic traditions, geography, historical periodicity, etc. My question is:… Read more →
The first page in the first leg of my journey as a Doctoral student, a context – I’m discovering – that stretches and exerts your brain, your vocabulary, your comprehension, in ways that you are completely unprepared for.