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But of course, the more important point is that people everywhere: whether in Spain, Catalonia, Spokane, and California, have the same human nature, regardless of when they take their lunches or naptimes.
)Douglas Kenrick is author of Related blogs: The Mind as a Coloring Book: Universal psychological mechanisms yield surprising cultural diversity. Besides no siestas, she points out that Catalonia has a long history of trying to preserve its different culture, language, and values, and is now asking for a referendum to separate from Spain. But despite standing by all that, you'd shouldn't be surprised at other people's ignorance --speaking for myself, the ratio of what I don't know to what I do know is very highly unfavorable, even for information presented in plain Americano, and mostly getting worse)!
The Mind as a Coloring Book II: Why cultural diversity does not mean a blank slate mind. I did observe, however, that when she and her colleagues took me for lunch, it was at 2 P.
While we were traveling, Luis and I did not stay in hotels, but were welcomed into the homes of his parents in Salamanca, and of his brother-in-law in Sevilla, besides staying in the grandparental house in Torre don Miguel that Luis still shares as a vacation home with his parents and brother and sister). She now lives within walking distance of her office at Pompeu Fabra University, and a short Metro-ride to the homes of her sister and mother.*I could go on about the various differences, but in the end, I would argue that the similarities between human beings in different cultures are much more important than the differences.
This illuminates another difference between Spain and its former colony in North America. S., she got a chance to take an academic job back in her home-town of Barcelona, and she was willing to sacrifice the American life that U. Like Americans, Spaniards spend a good deal of every day trying to get along with their colleagues at work, worrying about how their family members are doing, and gossiping with their friends about politics, the economy, and other people’s love lives (Antonio Banderas is from Malaga, and his love life back in the U. still makes a hot topic on this side of the Atlantic).
I'm kind of surprised about how little you seem to know about Spain and its language, given that you have studied Spanish.
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But despite the fact that Luis’s half of our conversations was in halting English, and mine was in broken Spanish, we managed to understand one another perfectly, and it was clear that our responses to most social situations are precisely the same. for catching the misspelling of Extremadura, which was one my own internal editor should have caught (whilst typing, I am capable of misspelling my own name).
What’s fascinating to me is that an evolutionary approach to human psychology, which used to be considered politically incorrect, turns out to be a perfect antidote to ethnocentrism, leading us to focus on our commonalities with other human beings, instead of our differences. Also, thank-you for sharing the statistic about marriage age preferences. Speaking "Americano," on the other hand, was what we call a joke in my country, and the reference to Spain's union with Germany represented my understanding that both countries were part of the European Union (of which there was a lot of talk while I was visiting Barcelona).
All we need now is the old theme song from Coca-Cola: “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony…” (sung in Spanish, which I’m sure is out there somewhere! Los Cinco Grandes across cultures and ethnic groups: Multitrait-multimethod analyses of the Big Five in Spanish and English. Benet-Martinez pointed out that the folks up in Barcelona don't live the Southern Spanish lifestyle, with those 2 hour breaks and siestas. The reference to a "former colony" refers to the region of the United States that I live in, which I believe was once a colony of Spain.
My host at the University of Malaga, Luis Gomez-Jacinto, is probably the most hospitable person I have ever met in my life.
He not only wrote a grant to cover my travel expenses for our work together, but then he and his wife, Maribel Hombrados-Mendieta, gave me the keys to their summer house near the beach on the Gold Coast (with a lovely view of the Mediterranean from the patio).