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Independent vs. Interdependent Concepts of Self

This question is for a Multicultural psychology class. Please discuss:

1. Independent vs. Interdependent Concepts of Self

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Independent vs. Interdependent Concepts of Self

Markus and Kitayama (1991) have categorized the concept of self using these two concepts of self:

1. Independent concept of self: is related to concepts of self, such as self actualization, expression one's own unique set of needs, rights and capacities; developing one's distinct potential; autonomy and self-contained; individual creativity, self-expression, recognition of personal attributes, and promotion of personal goals.

2. Conversely, the interdependent concept of self argues that one's self be fundamentally connected to other human being, such as collective and connected relationships (Kahle & Kim, 2006, http://books.google.com/books?id=UNSeRruUoJMC&dq=Independent+vs.+Interdependent+Concepts+of+Self&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0).

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