Notes (Week1) - East and West Cultures

Notes (Week1) - East and West Cultures - ii Interdependent...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes I) Differences in Self-concept a. American “self” – seen as bounded, private and separated from others and the social context b. Japanese “self” – seen as flexible, open, and specific to others around them and the social context i. Hypothesized to be more variable (in self-descriptions) across situations ii. Hypothesized to be more globally negative (Japanese norm to self-criticize) c. Functionality of the Self i. Independent Self-construal – the many attributes that one persistently expresses and affirms 1. Traits are seen as transcendent of situation and enduring 2. Traits that are more positive or self themselves apart from the herd (special) are more valued and given more attention
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: ii. Interdependent Self-construal – relational, contextual attributes that are determined and made to maintain important relationships with others 1. Favorable traits are those that keep one in one’s place and help harmonize relationships 2. The person who doesn’t act within the demands of a situation is seen as immature 3. Increased sensitivity to falling short of expectations, leading to increased self-criticism a. Knowing one’s weaknesses is a valued trait to have II) Studies a. Expected Differences: i. Japanese will be more varied in their self-descriptors across situations ii. Japanese will express themselves in a more negative way...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 245 taught by Professor Joel during the Winter '07 term at UC Davis.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online