The cultural grounding of personal relationship: enemyship in North American and West African worlds.

  title={The cultural grounding of personal relationship: enemyship in North American and West African worlds.},
  author={Glenn Adams},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={88 6},
  • Glenn Adams
  • Published 2005 in Journal of personality and social psychology
Three studies investigated the implicit constructions of reality associated with cultural differences in enemyship (personal relationship of hatred, malice, and sabotage). Results of interview (Study 1; N = 98) and questionnaire (Study 2; N = 166) research indicated that enemyship was more prominent among Ghanaian participants than among U.S. participants. Additional evidence located a potential source of these differences in different constructions of relationship. Responses linked the… CONTINUE READING
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