By Hazel Rose Markus
because the international will get smaller, humans from various backgrounds are colliding like by no means prior to. major cultural psychologists Hazel Markus and Alana Conner show how a unmarried tradition conflict - the conflict of independence and interdependence - ignites either international hostilities and day-by-day tensions among areas, races, genders, periods, religions, and agencies. Markus and Conner then express how we will leverage either independence and interdependence to fix the rifts in our groups, offices, and colleges.
Provocative, witty, and painstakingly researched, Clash! not just explains who we're, it additionally envisions who shall we become.
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But Western psychologists have overwhelmingly held up independence as the happier and healthier way to be. From Dr. Freud to Dr. Spock to Dr. Phil, psychologists have urged people to realize their authentic selves, actualize their unique strengths, exert control over their environments, free themselves from burdensome obligations, and view themselves as equal to others (who also happen to be great, hence the high levels of self-esteem in these parts). They point out that independent selves don’t just sit back and weather the storm; they change the weather altogether.
16 And Who Are You? Now think about your self. Do you tend to use your independent or interdependent side? Or do you use both sides equally? Take a look at the two images that follow to help you answer. The independent self on the left is surrounded by people. 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.