Critique of “Culture: A Possible Predictor of Morality for African-American Adolescents” Abstract Marisha L. Humphries and Robert L. Jagers' article, “Culture: A Possible Predictor of Morality for African American Adolescents” is a study that examines how certain environments affect African American middle to late adolescents. Despite the hypothesis that putting these African American adolescents into more “positive” context, they would become more empathetic and less prone to violence, depression and general conflict. The study found that these African American youth, when put into environments that emphasize communalism and financial stability, were not affective positively or became more empathetic towards their peers. Psychology:...The end:
.....udy is very abstract and not very extensive, which makes problems for others trying to use this study to support their own work on the specifics of African American Adolescents. I think specifically, people studying communalism might find this helpful, because the part on Ward’s theory of Communalism was much more specific than the rest of the information in the study. Overall, “Culture: A Possible Predictor of Morality for African American Adolescents” has some good points within it but ultimately falls short of the broad and informative study it hopes to be. References Humphries, M. L. & Jagers, R. L. (2009). Culture: A possible predictor of morality for African American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 19(2), 205-215.