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A Multi-National Investigation of Cross-Cultural Cooperation

While considerable differences in cooperation for different societies have been demonstrated, empirical research on cross-cultural cooperation involving interactions of individuals from different countries is still in its infancy. We present results from a comprehensive investigation of cross-cultural cooperation in one-shot prisoner’s dilemmas involving population-representative samples from six countries around the world. Systematic differences in cooperation […]

Religion, Religion Everywhere: The Role of Religiosity in Predicting Filipinos’ And Filipino-Americans’ Attitudes Towards Social Issues

Religion remains a dominant characteristic of Philippine society, with over 85% of Filipinos self-identifying as Christians, and laws are largely influenced by traditional church teachings (i.e. divorce is illegal). In this study, we examined the association between religiosity and attitudes towards social issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and divorce, and investigated the effect of […]

Polyculturalism and Assimilation, Which is More Effective? The Effect of Context and Lay Theory of Ethnicity on Cross-Ethnical Interaction

A considerable amount of researches had demonstrated the effect of lay theory of ethnicity on intergroup relations. These researches explored the relation of implicit theory and cross-ethnical interaction in monocultural context, either the assimilation situation predominated by mainstream culture, or the minority cultural condition. The current research investigated the effect of lay theory of ethnicity […]

Can Authoritarianism Lead to Greater Liking of Outgroups? The Intriguing Case of Singapore

Since Adorno, et al.’s (1950) seminal work “the Authoritarian personality”, empirical research has consistently demonstrated the seemingly inextricably link between authoritarianism and negative outgroup attitudes. We tested this relationship in the unique context of Singapore (N=249), where for over fifty years, a firm authority (i.e., government) has been very explicitly endorsing diversity and multiculturalism, hence […]

Communal and Oppressive Interdependent Self-Construals and Well-Being in Eastern and Central European Countries

It is assumed that ecological and historical factors can shape cultural syndromes differently in various parts of the globe. Due to geographical location (between collectivistic East and individualistic West) and political history (communism), collectivism has ambiguous meaning for citizens of Eastern and Central European countries. Such an ambivalence ascribed to collectivism can be reflected on […]

The Structure of Values Among it Company Employees in Jakarta Region Based on the Schwartz Values Model

This study aims to describe the values structure of employee’s IT Company in Jakarta. The background is the large gap between job seekers and job providers. Employment providers having trouble finding candidates is expected and one problem is attitude that is rooted in values. Using the Schwartz Values Model, this study done in descriptive study […]

Value Structure, Overall Change and Zeitgeist Effects in Finnish Values in 1981-2015

The present study analyses the relationships between societal changes and values in Finland during the era of rapid societal change (1981-2015) using the Schwartz’s approach in two national, partly overlapping time series (N=15.130). The former time series (1981-1995) measures attitudes, and the latter (1991-2015) the SVS-values. The value change of the 1980s was estimated with […]

Cross-Cultural Training in Indigenous Psychology

Developing a global psychology and promoting training that applies to all humans but retains cultural uniqueness is an important future objective. Indigenous psychology facilitates understanding of people in their cultural context and opens the door to development of wide compassion toward other cultures as well as instigates a path toward universal psychology. This paper introduces South […]

Aging Anxieties and Life Satisfaction among Palestinian-Arabs in Israel: The Moderating Role of Religion

While aging anxieties have been examined in different cohorts and cultural contexts, little is known regarding their negative outcomes or their possible moderating factors. As previous findings demonstrated that Moslem Arabs in Israel are less prone to aging anxieties than their Jewish counterparts, we examined whether this could be a by-product of differences in familial […]

Music in a Multicultural Society: Emotion Recognition in Improvised Music among Different Cultural Groups in Israel

The current study explored whether people from different cultural backgrounds within Israel differ in emotion recognition, upon exposure to improvised music. Three cultural groups (Native Israelis, Russian immigrants, and Israeli-Arab citizens, n = 202) were exposed to 40 improvisations conveying five emotions (anger, fear, sadness, happiness, and serenity), on four instruments (piano, darbuka, voice, and […]

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