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Why Culture and Ontogeny Matter in Human Psychology

Why Culture and Ontogeny Matter in Human Psychology

Alexander Mackiel
Picture source: unsplash When immigrants move to a new country, they bring with them the customs and belief systems of their homeland. While they may hope to pass on their traditions to their children born in this new land, their children are also inheriting the traditions and customs of the local culture. In fact, first-generation children end up showing various psychological similarities to their local society rather than to their parents (discussed at length here, here, and here).