Krystal Carmona Wendy Smith PSY 226 15 November 2018 Activity 10 In the textbook, individualistic is defined as putting your priorities over your group's goals and identifying by personal traits and not by a groups (Myers). Individualistic is mainly in Western cultures because they believe your life will better due to personal control (Myers). Growing up in the Western culture, you might have been told to express yourself through many ways such as: tattoos, piercings, writing, choices you make, and the products you buy. The goal is to boost your own self and make independent choices, rather your ideas are for yourself and not your group. When it comes to divorce knowing the values it what helps predicts the rates. Individualistic cultures ask “what does my heart say?” and have more divorce rates then common cultures (Myers). Individualists marry for as long as both of them love, meaning when one stops loving each other divorce is an option. Individuals within this culture except more passionate and personal fulfillment putting pressure on the relationship which may increase the rate of divorce. Collectivism is defined as giving most important consideration to the goals of your group such as family or work and defining yourself due to the group (Myers). Cultures such as Asia, Africa, and Central and South America value collectivism due to identifying and showing respect to the group. These cultures focus less on their self on positive aspects but are critical to themselves. When it comes to language Korean students believe that it allows for communication
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