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Category Archives: Individualism
The study described here studied perspectives of mid-career teachers from minority and Anglo backgrounds collaborative intellectual work and examined the ideologies underlying these perspectives. The analysis focused on the teachers’dialogical interaction in a small group (4 teachers) and a large … Continue reading
We examined the negative effects of individualism in an East Asian culture. Although individualistic systems decrease interpersonal relationships through competition, individualistic values have prevailed in European American cultures. One reason is because individuals could overcome negativity by actively constructing interpersonal … Continue reading
Anthropology on Individualism or Altruism – Did natural selection favor individualists or altruists?
Christopher Boehm has been studying the interplay between the desires of an individual and that of the larger group for more than 40 years. He has conducted fieldwork with both human and nonhuman primates and has published more than 60 … Continue reading