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Natasha Nazari Lance Chamberlain PSYC 2350 October 25, 2009 Chapter 6 “Thinking Critically” Questions 1. Based on what you have learned so far in this book, what would you say are the economic reasons traditional cultures would promote an interdependent self? Since in traditional cultures more emphasis is placed on progress and improvement for a group as a whole, it would make sense that an interdependent self would be promoted. Smaller traditional cultures are also not as developed economically as the West. Therefore, it may be hard to easily provide for one’s self. Due to this, individuals in these cultures would have to work together to provide for their families and communities as a whole. 2. Why do you think a false self is most likely to be shown to dating partners? Would the false self be gradually discarded as the dating partner becomes a boyfriend or girlfriend, or not? One might show a false self to their potential dating partner in order to seem attractive or display likeable qualities. In a healthy relationship each
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