What is culture?

The Measurement Pitfalls of Research Designs in Cultural Studies of Religions

Victor Karandashev
 

Cross-cultural comparability and generalizability are the problems that come up in religious studies and need to be solved for scientific progress (Karandashev, 2021a; Karandashev et al., 2022; Fischer, 2022). When studying behavioral and social phenomena in various populations and religious contexts, culture […]

What Are the Main World Cultures?

Victor Karandashev
 

What are the main cultures of the world? How global are they? And how diverse are they? These are among the key questions that cross-cultural researchers may ask. The West-East dichotomy has been a classification of the world cultures well-known by scholars […]

How Does Cultural Power Distance Affect Societies?

Victor Karandashev
 

People‚Äôs social relationships are hierarchically structured in many regards. Individuals’ power and status, for example, are distributed unequally in many societies. And the degree of this social inequality varies in different cultures. Power distance is a measure of how important a society […]

Who Is a Multicultural Person?

Victor Karandashev
 

The article describes studies showing how multicultural communities and cultural mixing foster the formation of a multicultural mind and a multicultural person. Intercultural Encounters and Cultural Mixing Inter-cultural connections and cultural mixing in multicultural countries, states, and residential areas are conducive to […]

Cultural and Individual in Cross-cultural Comparisons

Victor Karandashev
 

Many countries around the world have a diverse population in terms of races, ethnicities, religions, languages, and historical and cultural backgrounds of the people living in their territories. So, researchers widely investigate cross-cultural comparisons. Even though people in many countries speak a […]