Social science as dialogue: narcissism, individualist and collectivist values, and religious interest in iran and the united states

  title={Social science as dialogue: narcissism, individualist and collectivist values, and religious interest in iran and the united states},
  author={Nima Ghorbani and Paul J. Watson and Stephen W. Krauss and Mark N. Bing and Heather K. Davison},
  journal={Current Psychology},
This investigation most importantly sought to illustrate the use of social science to promote cross-cultural dialogue. Fukuyama (1992) explained contemporary cultural trends in terms of a triumphant individualism that would overcome all other forms of social life, including what he described as the “fundamentalist resentment” of Iran. Lasch (1979) more pessimistically diagnosed Western social arrangements in terms of an emerging “culture of narcissism.” In this study, Iranian and American… Expand

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