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Self-concept clarity: Measurement, personality correlates, and cultural boundaries.
Self-concept clarity (SCC) references a structural aspect oftbe self-concept: the extent to which selfbeliefs are clearly and confidently defined, internally consistent, and stable. This article
Maximizing versus satisficing: happiness is a matter of choice.
TLDR
The present studies suggest that some people--maximizers--can feel worse off as the options they face increase, and the interaction between maximizing and choice is discussed in terms of regret, adaptation, and self-blame.
Is there a universal need for positive self-regard?
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The need for positive self-regard, as it is currently conceptualized, is not a universal, but rather is rooted in significant aspects of North American culture.
Resilience to loss and chronic grief: a prospective study from preloss to 18-months postloss.
TLDR
Key hypotheses in the literature pertaining to chronic grief and resilience were tested by identifying the preloss predictors of each pattern and chronic grief was associated with preloss dependency and resilience with pre Loss acceptance of death and belief in a just world.
Self-Concept Clarity : Measurement , Personality Correlates , and Cultural Boundaries
Self-concept clarity (SCC) references a structural aspect oftbe self-concept: the extent to which selfbeliefs are clearly and confidently defined, internally consistent, and stable. This article
Divergent consequences of success and failure in japan and north america: an investigation of self-improving motivations and malleable selves.
TLDR
Self-enhancing and self-improving motivations were investigated across cultures and revealed that self- Improving motivations are specific to the tasks on which one receives feedback.
What's wrong with cross-cultural comparisons of subjective Likert scales?: The reference-group effect.
TLDR
Although cultural experts agreed that East Asians are more collectivistic than North Americans, cross-cultural comparisons of trait and attitude measures failed to reveal such a pattern, the problematic nature of this reference-group effect was demonstrated.
Learning considered within a cultural context. Confucian and Socratic approaches.
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A Confucian-Socratic framework is used to analyze culture's influence on academic learning and the effects these approaches may have for students who either fit or do not fit the cultural ideal.
Searching for meaning in loss: are clinical assumptions correct.
TLDR
Evidence is presented that a significant subset of individuals do not search for meaning and yet appear relatively well-adjusted to their loss and those who find meaning, although better adjusted than those who search but are unable to finding meaning, do not put the issue of meaning aside and move on.
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