ANTH 100 Notes (4.14) - ANTH 100 Notes (4/14/08) Variation...

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ANTH 100 Notes (4/14/08) Variation in Perceptions of self in relation to others Concepts of self and other agency Subjectivity (perceptions formed through experience) Biology Cultural construction of emotions (from socialization)—produces a culture’s “central tendency” in personality Concepts of self and other Idiocentric : self-centered, competitive Allocentric : group-oriented, cooperative A dualistic Scheme of self and other In “individualism and Collectivism Research” (cross-cultural psychological comparison) Cultures (usually nation-states) are classified as to whether there is a central tendency in personality toward “allocentric” or “idiocentric” behavior and thought. Idiocentric emphasis Priority given to personal rather than group goals Tends to be assertive or always competitive in social encounters Achievement is attributed to self rather than group Tends toward free riding to avoid obligations to group effort
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Idunno during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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ANTH 100 Notes (4.14) - ANTH 100 Notes (4/14/08) Variation...

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