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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 articleExpand
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. Expand
Cultural psychology.
TLDR
A number of cultural differences in how people perceive the self are summarized, and the behavioral consequences that follow from these differences, in the domains of internal and external attribution styles, motivations for self-enhancement, approach/avoidance, primary and secondary control, as well as motivations for distinctiveness and conformity. Expand
The Meaning Maintenance Model: On the Coherence of Social Motivations
The meaning maintenance model (MMM) proposes that people have a needfor meaning; that is, a need to perceive events through a prism of mental representations of expected relations that organizesExpand
Divergent consequences of success and failure in japan and north america: an investigation of self-improving motivations and malleable selves.
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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. Expand
What's wrong with cross-cultural comparisons of subjective Likert scales?: The reference-group effect.
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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. Expand
Self as cultural product: an examination of East Asian and North American selves.
  • S. Heine
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality
  • 1 December 2001
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How the self differs across these two cultural contexts, particularly with respect to an emphasis on consistency versus flexibility, an intraindividual versus an extraindIndividual focus, the malleability of the self versus world, the relation of self to others, and self-enhancing versus self-critical motivations is discussed. Expand
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 articleExpand
In Search of East Asian Self-Enhancement
  • S. Heine, T. Hamamura
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 February 2007
TLDR
The evidence converges to show that East Asians do not self-enhance, and studies that were implicated by the EBTA reported significantly larger self- enhancement effect for all cultures compared to other studies. Expand
Genetic essentialism: on the deceptive determinism of DNA.
TLDR
The authors reviewed research on people's understanding of race, gender, sexual orientation, criminality, mental illness, and obesity through a genetic essentialism lens, highlighting attitudinal, cognitive, and behavioral changes that stem from consideration of genetic attributions as bases of these categories. Expand
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