By Hazel Rose Markus
because the international will get smaller, humans from diverse backgrounds are colliding like by no means ahead of. major cultural psychologists Hazel Markus and Alana Conner exhibit how a unmarried tradition conflict - the conflict of independence and interdependence - ignites either worldwide hostilities and day-by-day tensions among areas, races, genders, periods, religions, and agencies. Markus and Conner then express how we will be able to leverage either independence and interdependence to fix the rifts in our groups, places of work, and faculties.
Provocative, witty, and painstakingly researched, Clash! not just explains who we're, it additionally envisions who lets become.
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In some photos, the athletes were alone; in others, the same athletes were shown with their teammates. Japanese participants who viewed photos of the athletes with their teammates guessed that the medalists were feeling more emotions—more happiness, pride, and joy—than did Japanese participants who viewed photos of the same athletes all by themselves. They applied the interdependent belief that psyches are most alive when they are sharing a moment with others. Yet the Americans showed the opposite pattern: They estimated that the solo athletes were feeling more emotions than the medalist surrounded by teammates.
What if the clash of Eastern and Western cultures in American classrooms, and around the world, ends with the East on top? At the heart of the Tiger Mother hysteria are two deeper questions: What kind of person will not just survive, but thrive in the twenty-first century? And can I be this kind of person? Our book is an answer to these questions. As cultural psychologists, we study how different cultures help create different ways of being a person—what we call different selves. We also study how these selves in turn help create different cultures.
But they all have solid edges, and they do not overlap. This kind of I is individual, unique, and free. And though other people clearly matter to this sort of self, they are not a core feature of the I in the middle. In contrast, the interdependent self on the right has a porous edge, as do all the people surrounding it. They are also all intersecting; this is a self whose relationships with others are essential ingredients. In addition, an interdependent self is made up of not only its relationships with individuals, but also its place in the web of everyone else’s relationships.