Share
Explore BrainMass

Theoretical approaches to cross-cultural psychology

I need help identifying two theoretical approaches to cross-cultural psychology. What are two similarities and two differences of those approaches?

Solution Preview

Remember, we here at Brain Mass cannot really give you completed answers. We CAN give you plenty of ideas to put together an answer of your own. I hope this helps:

1. Geert Hofstede's approach. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_66.htm

You need to mention him, since he's one of the founders of this field.
Power distance (the inequalities of power and to what extent they are tolerated)
uncertainty avoidance (how one approaches the unknown)
gender (how male and female roles are taken seriously and taken as "given")
individualism-collectivism (the power of the community above and beyond the individual)

The claim here is that these four concepts make up the main differences between national cultures. In fact, ...

$2.19