Cultural Differences in Expectations of Change and Tolerance for Contradiction: A Decade of Empirical Research.
Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by James Miller
|Title||Cultural Differences in Expectations of Change and Tolerance for Contradiction: A Decade of Empirical Research.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Spencer-Rodgers, Julie, Melissa J. Williams, and Kaiping Peng|
|Journal||Personality & Social Psychology Review (Sage Publications Inc.)|
|Pagination||296 - 312|
|Keywords||attitudes, Buddhism, Confucianism, Culture, culture/ethnicity, Emotion, EVENTS (Philosophy), Holism, lay theories, PSYCHOLOGICAL aspects, self/identity, social cognition, Taoism|
The article focuses on naïve dialecticism and its implications to cultural psychology. It states that naïve dialecticism is a belief that objects and events in the universe are subjected in a flux of extremes and opposites. It also states that dialecticism encompasses aspects of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism which determine certain facets of the philosophy of holism. Moreover, it states that dialecticism is composed of beliefs specific in a particular culture.