Summary: A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.

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  1. Yu M, Bardia A, Aceto N, Bersani F, Madden M, Donaldson M, et al. Cancer therapy. Ex vivo culture of circulating breast tumor cells for individualized testing of drug susceptibility. Science. 2014;345:216-20 pubmed publisher
    ..It has been proposed that the isolation, ex vivo culture, and characterization of CTCs may provide an opportunity to noninvasively monitor the changing patterns of drug ..
  2. Legha R, Novins D. The role of culture in substance abuse treatment programs for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Psychiatr Serv. 2012;63:686-92 pubmed publisher
    b>Culture figures prominently in discussions regarding the etiology of alcohol and substance abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, and a substantial body of literature suggests that it is critical to developing ..
  3. Haines Saah R, Oliffe J, White C, Bottorff J. "It is just not part of the culture here": young adults' photo-narratives about smoking, quitting, and healthy lifestyles in Vancouver, Canada. Health Place. 2013;22:19-28 pubmed publisher
    ..adults' photo-narratives about smoking and quitting and their linkages to themes of healthy lifestyles and the culture of place in Vancouver, Canada...
  4. Laukka P, Eerola T, Thingujam N, Yamasaki T, Beller G. Universal and culture-specific factors in the recognition and performance of musical affect expressions. Emotion. 2013;13:434-49 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that affective expression in music may depend on a combination of universal and culture-specific factors.
  5. Kang Yi C, Grinker R, Mandell D. Korean culture and autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013;43:503-20 pubmed publisher
    ..published from 1994 to 2011 was performed to understand the presentation of and response to ASD in Korean culture. Based on research to date on the identification, description, and treatment of ASD in Korean populations, we ..
  6. Wong P, Ciocca V, Chan A, Ha L, Tan L, Peretz I. Effects of culture on musical pitch perception. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33424 pubmed publisher
    ..studies documenting cultural differences in visual perception, our auditory evidence challenges the common assumption of universality of basic mental processes and speaks to the domain generality of culture-to-perception influences.
  7. Kung M, Koschwanez H, Painter L, Honeyman V, Broadbent E. Immunosuppressant nonadherence in heart, liver, and lung transplant patients: associations with medication beliefs and illness perceptions. Transplantation. 2012;93:958-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Future research could investigate whether a psychologic intervention could change patients' perceptions to improve adherence. ..
  8. van Schaik C. Animal culture: chimpanzee conformity?. Curr Biol. 2012;22:R402-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Culture-like phenomena in wild animals have received much attention, but how good is the evidence and how similar are they to human culture? New data on chimpanzees suggest their culture may even have an element of conformity.
  9. He Z, Bolz M, BAILLARGEON R. False-belief understanding i 2.5-year-olds: evidence for violation-of-expectation change-of-location and unexpected-contents tasks. Dev Sci. 2011;14:292-305 pubmed

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  1. Chen C, Lin H, Loo B. Exploring the impacts of safety culture on immigrants' vulnerability in non-motorized crashes: a cross-sectional study. J Urban Health. 2012;89:138-52 pubmed publisher
    ..We postulate that the mismatch in safety culture between countries of their origin and the U.S.A...
  2. Roberts S, Sieczkowski C, Campbell T, Balla G, Keenan A. Implementing and sustaining a hand hygiene culture change programme at Auckland District Health Board. N Z Med J. 2012;125:75-85 pubmed
    ..District Health Board commenced implementation of the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) programme to bring about a culture change and to improve hand hygiene compliance by healthcare workers...
  3. Fox M, Mitchum A. A knowledge-based theory of rising scores on "culture-free" tests. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2013;142:979-1000 pubmed publisher
    ..Gains are most pronounced on abstract, so-called culture-free tests, prompting Flynn (2007) to attribute them to problem-solving skills availed by scientifically advanced ..
  4. Kaliuzhna M, Chambon V, Franck N, Testud B, Van der Henst J. Belief revision and delusions: how do patients with schizophrenia take advice?. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34771 pubmed publisher
    ..This study thus shows that delusional patients' difficulty in revising beliefs is more selective than had been previously assumed. The specificities of the task and the implications for a theory of delusion formation are discussed. ..
  5. Gysels M, Evans N, Meñaca A, Andrew E, Toscani F, Finetti S, et al. Culture and end of life care: a scoping exercise in seven European countries. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34188 pubmed publisher
    b>Culture is becoming increasingly important in relation to end of life (EoL) care in a context of globalization, migration and European integration...
  6. Chukwuneke F, Ezeonu C, Onyire B, Ezeonu P. Culture and biomedical care in Africa: the influence of culture on biomedical care in a traditional African society, Nigeria, West Africa. Niger J Med. 2012;21:331-3 pubmed
    Biomedical Care in Africa and the influence of culture on the health-seeking behaviour of Africans can not be underestimated; many African cultures have different understanding of the causes of disease which more often affect our public ..
  7. Derntl B, Habel U, Robinson S, Windischberger C, Kryspin Exner I, Gur R, et al. Culture but not gender modulates amygdala activation during explicit emotion recognition. BMC Neurosci. 2012;13:54 pubmed publisher
    ..However, no gender difference occurred. Taken together, while gender exerts only a subtle effect, culture and duration of stay as well as gender of poser are shown to be relevant factors for emotion processing, ..
  8. Hünemeier T, Amorim C, Azevedo S, Contini V, Acuña Alonzo V, Rothhammer F, et al. Evolutionary responses to a constructed niche: ancient Mesoamericans as a model of gene-culture coevolution. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e38862 pubmed publisher
    b>Culture and genetics rely on two distinct but not isolated transmission systems. Cultural processes may change the human selective environment and thereby affect which individuals survive and reproduce...
  9. Surian L, Geraci A. Where will the triangle look for it? Attributing false beliefs to a geometric shape at 17 months. Br J Dev Psychol. 2012;30:30-44 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide support for theoretical accounts that emphasize continuity in the development of theory of mind core concepts and belief reasoning skills. ..
  10. Murata A, Moser J, Kitayama S. Culture shapes electrocortical responses during emotion suppression. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013;8:595-601 pubmed publisher
    Previous work has shown that emotional control is highly valued in Asian culture. However, little is known about how this cultural value might influence emotional processing...
  11. Rahim Williams B, Riley J, Williams A, Fillingim R. A quantitative review of ethnic group differences in experimental pain response: do biology, psychology, and culture matter?. Pain Med. 2012;13:522-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Elucidating ethnic group differences has translational merit for culturally competent clinical care and for addressing and reducing pain treatment disparities among ethnically/racially diverse groups. ..
  12. Viruell Fuentes E, Miranda P, Abdulrahim S. More than culture: structural racism, intersectionality theory, and immigrant health. Soc Sci Med. 2012;75:2099-106 pubmed publisher
    Explanations for immigrant health outcomes often invoke culture through the use of the concept of acculturation...
  13. De Bruin L, Newen A. An association account of false belief understanding. Cognition. 2012;123:240-59 pubmed publisher
    ..This allows us account for the full range of findings on false belief understanding. ..
  14. Kim S, Nguyen H, Le T. Culture and smoking among Vietnamese Americans in central Massachusetts. J Transcult Nurs. 2012;23:151-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Nurses working with Vietnamese Americans should be aware of the high rate of smoking among male immigrants and provide smoking cessation interventions. ..
  15. Barrera M, Castro F, Strycker L, Toobert D. Cultural adaptations of behavioral health interventions: a progress report. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2013;81:196-205 pubmed publisher
  16. Saks E, Wiebe D, Cory L, Sammel M, Arya L. Beliefs about medications as a predictor of treatment adherence in women with urinary incontinence. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012;21:440-6 pubmed publisher
    ..35, 95% CI 0.16-0.79). Women with UUI who believe that medicines in general are overused are less likely to fill their prescriptions for anticholinergic medications. ..
  17. Alvi S, Zaidi A, Ammar N, Culbert L. A comparative and exploratory analysis of socio-cultural factors and immigrant women's mental health within a Canadian context. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012;14:420-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Research with larger, representative samples should explore the findings to ascertain generalizability. ..
  18. Shiyanbola O, Farris K, Chrischilles E. Concern beliefs in medications: changes over time and medication use factors related to a change in beliefs. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013;9:446-57 pubmed publisher
    ..The instability of patient concerns in medications that occurs with prescription drug coverage changes, and the emergence of adverse outcomes of medication use may provide insight into the development of individualized interventions. ..
  19. Fetterly K, Mathew V, Lennon R, Bell M, Holmes D, Rihal C. Radiation dose reduction in the invasive cardiovascular laboratory: implementing a culture and philosophy of radiation safety. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012;5:866-73 pubmed publisher
  20. Schreiber J, Brockopp D. Twenty-five years later--what do we know about religion/spirituality and psychological well-being among breast cancer survivors? A systematic review. J Cancer Surviv. 2012;6:82-94 pubmed publisher
    ..c) Longitudinal studies suggest that struggling with, or questioning, one's belief system in early survivorship may also be associated with lower levels of well-being. This diminished well-being often resolves over time. ..
  21. Vargas Prada S, Serra C, Martínez J, Ntani G, Delclos G, Palmer K, et al. Psychological and culturally-influenced risk factors for the incidence and persistence of low back pain and associated disability in Spanish workers: findings from the CUPID study. Occup Environ Med. 2013;70:57-62 pubmed publisher
    ..To assess the importance of psychological and culturally-influenced factors as predictors of low back pain (LBP) incidence and persistence in Spanish workers...
  22. Ferdenzi C, Roberts S, Schirmer A, Delplanque S, Cekic S, Porcherot C, et al. Variability of affective responses to odors: culture, gender, and olfactory knowledge. Chem Senses. 2013;38:175-86 pubmed publisher
    ..This study, for the first time using emotional scales that are appropriate to the olfactory domain, brings new insights into the variability of affective responses to odors and its relationship to odor knowledge. ..
  23. Nishita C, Browne C. Advancing research in transitional care: challenges of culture, language and health literacy in Asian American and native Hawaiian elders. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24:404-18 pubmed publisher
    ..proposes a six-point research agenda that includes family assessments of health literacy abilities, exploring the relationship between culture, health, and decision-making, and the development/adaptation of transition planning tools.
  24. Higginbottom G, Safipour J, Mumtaz Z, Chiu Y, Paton P, Pillay J. "I have to do what I believe": Sudanese women's beliefs and resistance to hegemonic practices at home and during experiences of maternity care in Canada. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013;13:51 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the sub-Saharan culture supports the dominance of the family by males and the ideology of patriarchy...
  25. Coggon D, Ntani G, Palmer K, Felli V, Harari R, Barrero L, et al. Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: is it the job, the person, or the culture?. Pain. 2013;154:856-63 pubmed publisher
  26. Yang L, Purdie Vaughns V, Kotabe H, Link B, Saw A, Wong G, et al. Culture, threat, and mental illness stigma: identifying culture-specific threat among Chinese-American groups. Soc Sci Med. 2013;88:56-67 pubmed publisher
    We incorporate anthropological insights into a stigma framework to elucidate the role of culture in threat perception and stigma among Chinese groups...
  27. Alkaiyat A, Weiss M. HIV in the Middle East and North Africa: priority, culture, and control. Int J Public Health. 2013;58:927-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Cultural norms have notable implications for HIV control, which are discussed, considering implications for the priority, prevention, treatment, and control of HIV/AIDS. ..
  28. Unger J. The most critical unresolved issues associated with race, ethnicity, culture, and substance use. Subst Use Misuse. 2012;47:390-5 pubmed publisher
    This paper discusses the limitations of previous research on race, ethnicity, culture, and substance use...
  29. Rule N, Freeman J, Ambady N. Culture in social neuroscience: a review. Soc Neurosci. 2013;8:3-10 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this review is to highlight an emerging field: the neuroscience of culture. This new field links cross-cultural psychology with cognitive neuroscience across fundamental domains of cognitive and social psychology...
  30. Daniel T, Muhar A, Arnberger A, Aznar O, Boyd J, Chan K, et al. Contributions of cultural services to the ecosystem services agenda. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:8812-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This perspective provides a foundation for merging ecological and social science epistemologies to define and integrate cultural services better within the broader ES framework. ..
  31. Thomas B, Mimiaga M, Kumar S, Swaminathan S, Safren S, Mayer K. HIV in Indian MSM: reasons for a concentrated epidemic & strategies for prevention. Indian J Med Res. 2011;134:920-9 pubmed publisher
  32. Lindberg N, Stevens V, Vega Lopez S, Kauffman T, Calderón M, Cervantes M. A weight-loss intervention program designed for Mexican-American women: cultural adaptations and results. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012;14:1030-9 pubmed publisher
    ..5 kg/m(2) from baseline to 6 and 12 months, respectively. This pilot study shows that it is feasible to develop and implement culturally-appropriate behavioral lifestyle interventions for obesity treatment in Mexican-American women. ..
  33. Zerah L, Arena C, Morin A, Blanchon T, Cabane J, Fardet L. [Patients' beliefs about long-term glucocorticoid therapy and their association to treatment adherence]. Rev Med Interne. 2012;33:300-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Informing patients about the "necessity" of GCs and taking into account their "concerns" about adverse events or their fear of becoming dependent on the medication may improve their adherence to treatment. ..
  34. Reilly D. Gender, culture, and sex-typed cognitive abilities. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39904 pubmed publisher
    ..Educational and societal implications of such gender gaps are addressed, as well as the mechanisms by which gender differences in cognitive abilities are culturally mediated. ..
  35. Ansari D. Culture and education: new frontiers in brain plasticity. Trends Cogn Sci. 2012;16:93-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Such research opens up a new frontier in brain plasticity research, breaking down the boundaries between neuroscience and other traditionally non-biological disciplines, resulting in many conceptual and practical implications. ..
  36. Fielding R, Lam W, Shun S, Okuyama T, Lai Y, Wada M, et al. Attributing variance in supportive care needs during cancer: culture-service, and individual differences, before clinical factors. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e65099 pubmed publisher
    ..However, service and culture differences may account for unmet SCNs variability...
  37. Gone J, Looking P. American Indian culture as substance abuse treatment: pursuing evidence for a local intervention. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2011;43:291-6 pubmed matters of recovery, healing, and wellness in the context of substance abuse, routinely assert that "our culture is our treatment...
  38. PARRA CARDONA J, DOMENECH RODRIGUEZ M, Forgatch M, SULLIVAN C, Bybee D, Holtrop K, et al. Culturally adapting an evidence-based parenting intervention for Latino immigrants: the need to integrate fidelity and cultural relevance. Fam Process. 2012;51:56-72 pubmed publisher
  39. French D, Wade A, Farmer A. Predicting self-care behaviours of patients with type 2 diabetes: the importance of beliefs about behaviour, not just beliefs about illness. J Psychosom Res. 2013;74:327-33 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests the possibility that behaviour change interventions with patient groups would be more effective by targeting beliefs about behaviour, rather than beliefs about illness. ..
  40. Nielsen M, Cucchiaro J, Mohamedally J. When the transmission of culture is child's play. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34066 pubmed publisher
    ..Yet children seemingly ignore such actions shown to them by peers. How then does culture get transmitted intra-generationally? Here we suggest the answer might be 'in play'...
  41. Shiferaw S, Spigt M, Godefrooij M, Melkamu Y, Tekie M. Why do women prefer home births in Ethiopia?. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013;13:5 pubmed publisher
    ..Implications of findings for maternal health programs and further research are discussed. ..
  42. Bender A, Beller S. Nature and culture of finger counting: diversity and representational effects of an embodied cognitive tool. Cognition. 2012;124:156-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on these analyses, we suggest some directions for future research in the field of embodied cognition that would profit substantially from taking into account the cultural diversity in finger counting. ..
  43. Coggon D, Ntani G, Palmer K, Felli V, Harari R, Barrero L, et al. The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) study: methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39820 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper describes the methods of data collection and various characteristics of the study sample...
  44. D ERRICO F, Backwell L, Villa P, Degano I, Lucejko J, Bamford M, et al. Early evidence of San material culture represented by organic artifacts from Border Cave, South Africa. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:13214-9 pubmed publisher
    ..of radiocarbon age estimates through bayesian modeling, and the identification of key elements of San material culture at Border Cave, places the emergence of modern hunter-gatherer adaptation, as we know it, to ?44,000 y ago.
  45. Williams A, Grisham J. Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) of obsessive compulsive beliefs. BMC Psychiatry. 2013;13:256 pubmed publisher
    ..CBM-I appears effective in selectively targeting OC beliefs. Results need to be replicated in clinical samples in order for potential therapeutic benefit to be demonstrated. ..
  46. McCann A, Lacy E, Miller B. Underrepresented minority students' experiences at Baylor College of Dentistry: perceptions of cultural climate and reasons for choosing to attend. J Dent Educ. 2014;78:411-22 pubmed
    ..This information is being used to continue to improve the school's cultural climate and to conduct a broader assessment of all students. ..
  47. Bohn A, Habermas T. Living in history and living by the cultural life script: How older Germans date their autobiographical memories. Memory. 2016;24:482-95 pubmed publisher
  48. De Luca Picione R, Freda M. Borders and Modal Articulations. Semiotic Constructs of Sensemaking Processes Enabling a Fecund Dialogue Between Cultural Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Integr Psychol Behav Sci. 2016;50:29-43 pubmed publisher
    ..already been widely discussed and exposed by authors such Valsiner (2007, 2014), Neuman (2003, 2008), Simão (Culture & Psychology, 9, 449-459, 2003, Theory & Psychology, 15, 549-574, 2005, 2015), with respect to issues of ..
  49. Morgan E, Vatucawaqa P, Snowdon W, Worsley A, Dangour A, Lock K. Factors influencing fruit and vegetable intake among urban Fijians: A qualitative study. Appetite. 2016;101:114-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings indicate that efforts to improve fruit and vegetable intake in urban Fijians should target the stability of the domestic fruit and vegetable supply and access. ..
  50. Peltzer K, Pengpid S. Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, Body Mass Index, and Waist Circumference among Young Adults from 24 Low- and Middle-Income and Two High-Income Countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Further, differences in the association between sleep characteristics and BMI and WC were found by region and country income. ..
  51. Dogra N, Li S, Ertubey C. Culture and health. Lancet. 2015;385:601-602 pubmed publisher
  52. Everett Murphy K, de Villiers A, Ketterer E, Steyn K. Using formative research to develop a nutrition education resource aimed at assisting low-income households in South Africa adopt a healthier diet. Health Educ Res. 2015;30:882-96 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrates the value of using formative research in the design of nutrition-related communication in a multicultural, poor, urban South African setting. ..
  53. Kohrt B, Luitel N, Acharya P, Jordans M. Detection of depression in low resource settings: validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and cultural concepts of distress in Nepal. BMC Psychiatry. 2016;16:58 pubmed publisher
    ..The burden of false positives is comparable to rates in high-income countries and is a limitation for universal primary care screening. ..