L6 - Interdependence & Social Adjustment among...

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Social Adjustment  among Asian-Americans     PSY M107 AAS M117
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Outline Interdependence as a Cultural Script Social Implications of Interdependence Does interdependence have positive or  negative consequences for social  adjustment? Research evidence  Emotion and relationships Social anxiety Social support
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The self as: Autonomous,  self-contained Part of  an  encompassing social  relationship Structure: Bounded, stable Flexible, variable Meaning derived  from: Unique configuration of  internal attributes Connection with others  in social contexts Behavior  determined by: Internal attributes Perceptions of feelings,  thoughts of others Developmental  tasks: Be unique, express self,  be direct Belong, fit in, occupy  one’s role Basis of Self- esteem Ability to express self,  validate internal  attributes Ability to adjust self,  maintain social harmony  Independence Interdependence Two Cultural Scripts
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Implications of Interdependence  for Social Adjustment Competing hypotheses: The interdependent script fosters  interpersonal sensitivity and emotion  regulation skills that contribute to good  social functioning. The interdependent script fosters  concerns about relationships and social  performance that hinder good social  functioning.
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Interdependence and Emotion: Emotion Moderation     Emotion Expression Cultural differences in expression: Overall versus Positive Expressiveness?
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course PSYCH M107 taught by Professor Liu during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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