She was not then just interested in assessing the contribution of culture to defining gender stereotypes, as temperaments are now known, but she really wanted to encounter and study a culture in which the emotions ordinarily associated with men and women contrasted with one another as well as with those in the West. Orans points out that Mead's data support several different conclusions, and that Mead's conclusions hinge on an interpretive, rather than positivist, approach to culture. Here she answers a woman from Washington, D. Read the transcript Culture and Personality Studies is a school of psychological anthropology that focuses on the interaction of culture and individual personality. A detailed review of the controversy by Paul Shankman, published by the University of Wisconsin Press in , supports the contention that Mead's research was essentially correct, and concludes that Freeman cherry-picked his data and misrepresented both Mead and Samoan culture. That is, McDowell argues that although Mead was "hampered by the theoretical paradigm she espoused," While their collaboration in the field advanced their anthropological work, it also had personal repercussions. They did their next fieldwork near him in the Middle Sepik, resulting in an intense exchange of information and ideas. This was the ideal that culture as a whole might be conceived as personality writ large, personalities to which actors also might find themselves in more or less conformity. Mundugumor are northern and Arapesh southern. Mead stated that the Arapesh people , also in the Sepik, were pacifists , although she noted that they do on occasion engage in warfare.