Orang Asli & Sociocultural Planes of Analyses: A Review on Plausible Lenses

Authors: Mohamad Ibrani Shahrimin Adam Assim, Mohamad Maulana Magiman (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Speakers: Mohamad Ibrani Shahrimin Adam Assim, Mohamad Maulana Magiman
Topic: Language Minorities and Majorities
The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2020 General Session


The current paper seeks to review on sociocultural assumptions via the socioanthropological and the theoretical lenses of a social psychology framework on ethnic and minority studies. The major implications of selected previous studies are reviewed, as well as some conceptual ambiguities related to the role of social cognition, social interaction and executive functioning of sociocultural planes of analyses in explaining ethnic and minority studies. The constructual validity of a proposed sociocultural framework on a study upon minority Orang Asli children, as well as the limitations of major social psychology theories, is discussed. Discussion is also given to: (a) identifying pertinent denominations in social cognition, (b) incorporating implicit cognition data, and (c) collaborative sociocultural lenses theories into future research practice in ethnic and minorities studies in Malaysia.

Keywords: ethnic studies, social psychology, Orang Asli, social cognition