Some Dimensions of Intercultural Variation and Their Implication for Interpersonal Behavior
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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A review of a broad literature suggested certain dimensions of cultural variation that influence social behavior. Table 1 shows these dimensions. Table 2 shows how these dimensions are related to higher order dimensions of cultural complexity, modernity, and modern complexity. The proposed theoretical framework suggests numerous hypotheses that require empirical investigations, suggests how diverse publications can be integrated, proposes ways to develop episodes of social interaction that can be used in culture assimilators that will not focus on particular cultures but train a person to think about the range of variations in the dimensions of cultural variation that are likely to be important in interaction with persons from other cultures.