What are the themes that tend to be found in Western versus Eastern cultures?
- More individualistic themes tend to be found in Western cultures, more collectivist themes in Eastern cultures.
Why is the study of "race" not very fruitful?
The notion of race is very vague. Rather, we should study the effects of ethnic identification, history, minority status, family, subculture, religion, and social class as they interact with temperament and affect personality. These classifications are more readily defineable and less susceptible to scientific and social distortion.
Which ideas of Karl Marx greatly influenced Fromm?
Marx argued that psychosocial attributes such as alienation could be traced directly to the economic structure of a capitalist society, which led Fromm to think about existential alienation in modern society.
Why is language such an important feature of an individual's identity?
Why has the "English Only" movement in the US been so detrimental?
Explore the influence of gender on status, power, identity, and laguage use.
Outline the problems with psychological testing that doesn't undergo cross-cultural analysis.
What are some solutions to the problems of cultural ignorance?