Title: Individualism vs. Collectivism Individualism an
1 Individualism vs. Collectivism 2 Individualism and Collectivism
Individualist culture is a culture in which the goals of the individual take precedence over the goals of the group.
Collectivist culture is a culture in which the goals of the group take precedence over the goals of the individual.
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The distinction lies in what extent to which cultures promote individual values over collective values.
There is a correlation
Individualist cultures tend to be economically rich.
Collectivist cultures tend to be economically poor.
but there are exceptions.
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Also applies on a personal level.
That is one can personally be collectivist while his or her culture is individualist.
Cooperation versus competition
Importance of in-group and out-group members
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In other words
In an individualist culture members are responsible for themselves and perhaps their immediate families.
In a collectivist culture members are responsible for the group as a whole.
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In other words
In an individualist culture success is measured by how far one stands out from the crowd.
EX self-made millionaires employees of the month standing out
In a collectivist culture success is measured by ones contributions to the group as a whole.
EX loyalty to company or country specialized skills fitting in
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France Netherlands Nordic countries
Czech Hungary Poland Italy German
Speaking Countries USA Anglo Countries
Thailand Korea Costa Rica Chile Russia
Bulgaria Portugal Spain China Japan
Mexico Venezuela Arab World Greece
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Cells function collectively to sustain the life of the organism.
Individual cells may die but the organism lives on as a result of their collective effort.
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Individuals in a collective society can be the equivalent of a cancer cell.
The survival of the individual cell is often at the expense of the organism as a whole.
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Why do we (as Americans) value our individuality so much
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