Individualism & Collectivism

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Westview Press, 1995 - Psychology - 259 pages
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Triandis challenges the view that psychology is universal, offering evidence for culture-specific influences on thought and action. We learn that the cultural patterns represented by individualism and collectivism lead people to view their worlds through different lenses, attaching different meanings to life events. Triandis explains how these variations in meaning can help us better understand why crime rates, divorce rates, levels of self-esteem, feelings of well-being, and indeed overall behavioral patterns can be so different from one society to another. -- From back cover.
  

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Culture differences matters, and if you believe you live in a vacuum, you must reassess those beliefs. This study will help. Read full review

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Contents

Two Constructs
1
Individualism and Collectivism
19
Communitarianism
38
Horizontal Versus Vertical
44
Factors Conducive to Individualism and Collectivism
52
Tightness Cultural Complexity and IndividuahsmCollectivism
59
Antecedents and Geographic Distribution
81
The Situation Can Trigger Individualism or Collectivism
87
Intergroup Relations
121
Social Institutions
129
Training People
145
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Training
152
Advice to Individualists and Collectivists
160
Evaluation of Individualism
167
Measurement of Individualism
189
References
219

A Probable Developmental Sequence
99
Consequences of Individualism
107
About the Book and Author
247
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Page 22 - Situated among barbarous tribes, he does what is proper to a situation among barbarous tribes. In a position of sorrow and difficulty, he does what is proper to a position of sorrow and difficulty. The superior man can find himself in no situation in which he is not himself.
Page 2 - A preliminary definition of individualism is a social pattern that consists of loosely linked individuals who view themselves as independent of collectives; are primarily motivated by their own preferences, needs, rights, and the contracts they have established with others...
Page 2 - Collectivism may be initially defined as a social pattern consisting of closely linked individuals who see themselves as parts of one or more collectives (family, co-workers, tribe, nation); are primarily motivated by the norms of, and duties imposed by, those collectives...
Page 21 - Christian injunction to love thy enemies. 4. Virtue with regard to one's tasks in life consists of trying to acquire skills and education, working hard, not spending more than necessary, being patient, and persevering. Conspicuous consumption is taboo, as is losing one's temper.
Page 84 - Denmark on the one hand, and Britain and the United States on the other, in the proportions of elderly people who say that they are helped by children or relatives with different things.
Page 173 - Following self-chosen ethical principles. Particular laws or social agreements are usually valid because they rest on such principles. When laws violate these principles, one acts in accordance with the principle. Principles are universal principles of justice: the equality of human rights and respect for the dignity of human beings as individual persons.
Page 9 - Triandis (1995), in-groups are groups of individuals "about whose welfare a person is concerned, with whom that person is willing to cooperate without demanding equitable returns, and separation from whom leads to anxiety
Page 192 - If the group is slowing me down, it is better to leave it and work alone...
Page 227 - Fry, LW, Kerr, S., & Lee, C. (1986). Effects of different leader behavior under different levels of task interdependence. Human Relations 39, 1067-1082.
Page 221 - Cultural variation in cognition: The role of self-concept in the attitude behavior link. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Management, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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El rol de la cultura en el conflicto
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About the author (1995)

HARRY C. TRIANDIS is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Illinois and a Fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Association. His awards include APA's Distinguished International Psychologist of the Year, Distinguished Lecturer of the Year, and the award for Distinguished Contributions to International Psychology. He also earned the American Psychological Society's prestigious James M. Cattell Award. Triandis is a former Guggenheim Fellow, Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He also served as a Distinguished Fulbright Professor and as President for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He has authored seven books, including Culture and Social Behavior, and edited the six-volume Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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