cultural variations

HideShow resource information
what are characteristics of individualistic cultures?
self interest, interest of ones immediate family, voluntarily interact with large number of people
1 of 12
what are characteristics of collectivist cultures?
loyalty to group, less geographical and social mobility, early interact with strangers, fewer friends but more loyal friends.
2 of 12
in a individualistic society how would the become married compared to a collectivist?
individualistic marriage would be done through love, collectivist would be done through an arranged marriage for social status
3 of 12
what study did salmon 1977 find about friendships?
he studies japan and west germany. in japan they had fewer friends but there was no barriers between these friends. very personal relationships
4 of 12
what did shaver, wu and schwartz 1991 find about voluntary or non voluntary relationships?
china, romantic love associated with sorrow, pain and unfulfilled affection. chinese think romantic love is the reason for the marriage as unrealistically optimistic
5 of 12
what did levine 1995 find about voluntary or non voluntary relationships?
research into he 2 cultures about individualism and perceived necessity of love for a marriage. looked at marriages in india, pakistan, thialand, use and england ect. found a correlation +o.56 between individualism and the importance of love
6 of 12
what did simmer 1971 find about relationship permanence?
divorce is higher in individualistic cultures because of the philosophy is that one should constantly see out there ideal partner.
7 of 12
what did buss find about relative age?
universal preference for age
8 of 12
what is an issue with he research of cultures?
the divide between individualistic and collectivist is simplistic not all ways clear cut
9 of 12
what is a strength of cross cultural research?
can tell us what is universal in human behaviour
10 of 12
evaluation of voluntary or non voluntary relationships?
arranged marriages make sense in societies with low mobility. divorce rates are now in arranged marriages. makers et al found no difference in marital satisfaction between arrange marriage in india and non arranged in USA
11 of 12
evaluation of continuity and discontinuity?
ris ein divroce rate + reduction in extended family groups in the west may be more closely linked to urbanisation than individualism
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

what are characteristics of collectivist cultures?

Back

loyalty to group, less geographical and social mobility, early interact with strangers, fewer friends but more loyal friends.

Card 3

Front

in a individualistic society how would the become married compared to a collectivist?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

what study did salmon 1977 find about friendships?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

what did shaver, wu and schwartz 1991 find about voluntary or non voluntary relationships?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Relationships resources »