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In this article I will be discussing cross-cultural variations gaining my ideas and knowledge from two separate articles and synthesising the two together.
Cross-cultural variations can be described as 'the ways that different groups of people (e.g. members of a society or subcultures within a society) vary in terms of their social practices and the effects these practices have on development and behaviour'. In the context used, culture refers to the rules, customs, morals and ways of interacting that bring together members of a society. These rules are learnt through a process called socialisation which allows people to act appropriately around other members of their culture. There are different subcultures within a society which can be described as a group of people that 'shares many of the dominant characteristics of a society, but may also have some distinctive characteristics of its own'.
Cross-cultural research has increased general understanding of the development of attachments because it has shown both similarities and differences in the attachment process and has helped understanding that different factors have effects on how an attachment is formed.
Different factors have an effect on cross-cultural variations in attachment such as the role
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