Individualism and Collectivism

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Individualism and Collectivism Our sense of self is shaped by our family, neighborhood, culture, country we live, broadly separated out groups of those who are more individualist vs. more collectivism Independent o Identity is person, defined by individual traits and goals o What matters: personal achievement and fulfillment, rights and liberties o Disapproves of conformity o “to thine own self be true” o individualistic western, cultures that support Interdependent o Identity is social, defined by connections with others o What matters: we-group goals and solidarity, social
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Unformatted text preview: responsibilities and relationships o Disapproves of egotism o no one is an island o collectivistic Asian and third world, cultures that support How does our orientation affect the self o View of self: individualistic people see themselves as more unique than collectivist people o Expression of emotion: individualistic people express more ego focused, strivings more personal than collective o Experiment: Trafimow Participants from Hong Kong given who am I test in English and Chinese English: personal traits emphasized Chinese: group affiliation...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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