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-====== Charting the course ======+====== Charting the course: The Odyssey to Social Cognition ​======
 “Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.” - A. Hare  “Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.” - A. Hare 
  
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 In addition to the “emotion lexicon” in these cultures, the local concepts of “self” and other ideologies will be lightly examined to illustrate how emotions are socially constructed and reinforced, which shows that emotions are not completely biological or uniform across space and time. Nevertheless,​ the ultimate goal of this academic voyage will be a contemplation upon the relationship between culture and cognition. That relationship will be investigated through articles, theories, and current research on the topic from various perspectives. The cross-cultural examination will serve as support beams in demonstrating the significant role culture plays in human development. Moreover, it helps understand that the concepts of meaning and self are culturally situated and organized. The evolution of human culture will be surveyed to build an understanding of changes in human cognition throughout time, as well as build images of culture beyond the cliche and generic definitions many people apply to it.  In addition to the “emotion lexicon” in these cultures, the local concepts of “self” and other ideologies will be lightly examined to illustrate how emotions are socially constructed and reinforced, which shows that emotions are not completely biological or uniform across space and time. Nevertheless,​ the ultimate goal of this academic voyage will be a contemplation upon the relationship between culture and cognition. That relationship will be investigated through articles, theories, and current research on the topic from various perspectives. The cross-cultural examination will serve as support beams in demonstrating the significant role culture plays in human development. Moreover, it helps understand that the concepts of meaning and self are culturally situated and organized. The evolution of human culture will be surveyed to build an understanding of changes in human cognition throughout time, as well as build images of culture beyond the cliche and generic definitions many people apply to it. 
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