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Describe how Eastern and Western cultures define the self differently.

What is the distinction between relational and collective interdependence, and how do men and women differ along these dimensions?

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1. Describe how Eastern and Western cultures define the self differently?

There are interesting cross-cultural differences in the self-concept,with the the self being defined differently by different cultures,. For many Western cultures, people have an independent view of the self, whereby they define themselves mainly in terms of their own thoughts, feelings, and actions. In many Eastern cultures, like Asia, however, "people have an interdependent view of the self, whereby they define themselves primarily in terms of their relationships with other people." (http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_aronson_socpsych_5/0,8855,1223795-,00.html)

2. What is the distinction ...

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Describes how Eastern and Western cultures define the self differently, as well as make the distinction between relational and collective interdependence, and how men and women differ along these dimensions. references are provided.

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