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ERIC Number: EJ605461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Individualism and the "Western Mind" Reconsidered: American and Dutch Parents' Ethnotheories of the Child.
Harkness, Sara; Super, Charles M.; van Tijen, Nathalie
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n87 p23-39 Spr 2000
Compares descriptions and interpretations of their children's personality and behavior among Dutch and American parents' of infants to 8-year-olds. Analysis of relevant descriptors in parents' discourse and how they talked about core constructs of dependence, and independence reveals a systematic difference defying simple dichotomies of individualism-collectivism and indicates that there are probably many culturally constituted "Western minds." (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States