9780803213333

Cross-cultural Differences in Perspectives on the Self

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803213333

  • ISBN10:

    0803213336

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PRESS

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Cross-Cultural Difference in Perspectives on the Self features the latest research in a dynamic area of inquiry and practice. Considered in these pages are cross-cultural differences in the idea of the person and in models of balancing obligations to the self, family, and community.Revisiting and questioning the concepts of self and self-worth, the authors investigate the extent to which factors traditionally associated with psychological effectiveness (intrinsic motivation; assuming personal responsibility for one's actions; and feeling in control, unique, hopeful, and optimistic) are culturally bound. Hazel Markus and Shinobu Kitayama consider cultural differences in models of psychological agency; Joan Miller critiques the meaning of the term agency, analyzing the extent to which many popular theories in psychology rest on rather narrow Western models of behavior and effective functioning; Steven Heine calls into question the presumed universality of some forms of cognitive processing; Sheena Iyengar and Sanford DeVoe apply a cross-cultural perspective to better understand intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the value of choice; Kuo-shu Yang questions the universality of the pervasive and popular "theory of self-actualization" formulated by Abraham Maslow; and finally, Ype Poortinga reexamines not only the cultural boundaries of theory but also the very meaning of the concept of culture itself.Virginia Murphy-Berman is a visiting professor of psychology at Skidmore College. John J. Berman is a professor of psychology at Skidmore College and the editor of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Volume 37: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Nebraska 1990).

Author Biography

Virginia Murphy-Berman is a visiting professor of psychology at Skidmore College.
John J. Berman is a professor of psychology at Skidmore College and the editor of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Volume 37: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Nebraska 1990).

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Virginia Murphy-Berman
John J. Berman
Models of Agency: Sociocultural Diversity in the Construction of Action
1(58)
Hazel Rose Markus
Shinobu Kitayama
Culture and Agency: Implications for Psychological Theories of Motivation and Social Development
59(42)
Joan G. Miller
An Exploration of Cultural Variation in Self-Enhancing and Self-Improving Motivations
101(28)
Steven J. Heine
Rethinking the Value of Choice: Considering Cultural Mediators of Intrinsic Motivation
129(46)
Sheena S. Iyengar
Sanford E. DeVoe
Beyond Maslow's Culture-Bound Linear Theory: A Preliminary Statement of the Double-Y Model of Basic Human Needs
175(82)
Kuo-Shu Yang
Coherence of Culture and Generalizability of Data: Two Questionable Assumptions in Cross-Cultural Psychology
257(50)
Ype H. Poortinga
Epilogue: A Conversation 307(10)
Subject Index 317(14)
Author Index 331

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