What Are Friends for in Russia Versus Canada?: An Approach for Documenting Cross-Cultural Differences

  title={What Are Friends for in Russia Versus Canada?: An Approach for Documenting Cross-Cultural Differences},
  author={Marina M. Doucerain and Andrew G. Ryder and Catherine E. Amiot},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  pages={382 - 409}
Most research on friendship has been grounded in Western cultural worlds, a bias that needs to be addressed. To that end, we propose a methodological roadmap to translate linguistic/anthropological work into quantitative psychological cross-cultural investigations of friendship, and showcase its implementation in Russia and Canada. Adopting an intersubjective perspective on culture, we assessed cultural models of friendship in three inter-related ways: by (1) deriving people’s mental maps of… 

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