The jury and abjury of my peers: the self in face and dignity cultures.

@article{Kim2010TheJA,
  title={The jury and abjury of my peers: the self in face and dignity cultures.},
  author={Young-Hoon Kim and Dov Cohen and Wing-tung Au},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={904-16}
}
The self is defined and judged differently by people from face and dignity cultures (in this case, Hong Kong and the United States, respectively). Across 3 experiments, people from a face culture absorbed the judgments of other people into their private self-definitions. Particularly important for people from a face culture are public representations--knowledge that is shared and known to be shared about someone. In contrast, people from a dignity culture try to preserve the sovereign self by… CONTINUE READING

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