Cultural Effects On Anxiety And Ethnicity

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Throughout the years within psychology, there has always been sufficient evidence that ethnicity and religion have an effect on an individual’s level of anxiety and their coping skills. Past studies have found that Asian Americans experience higher levels of anxiety and depression than European Americans (Mak, 2017). Culture is essentially one of the major aspects of society that influences both the individual and the environment (Chun et al., 2006). Elements of culture, such as individualism and collectivism, play a role in the psychological and behavioral patterns of people. Having religion as an active branch in an individual’s life embellishes the protective and defensive function that optimism has against the connection between stress
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