I am taking psychology and learning about on love and family relationships.
We are compare to oriental and occidental attitudes. The social conditions and attitudes towards love and human relationships are very different between East and West.
I want to know about your countries regarding this topic. Thank you.
Hello yummy. I think too much is made of East vs West in the sense of Europe vs the rest of the world. Spain and Greece are not like Germany, and Japan is not like India.
I would say that there is a distinction between Germanic and non Germanic cultures within Europe, which could be a result of the Protestant work ethic.
Hello, yummy! I'm a social psychology professor. Yes, there is research showing that some countries are more "interdependent" and "collectivistic," which means they value social relationships and social harmony. People from these countries are more likely to put their relationships (like family) before their personal interests and desires. Also, their family is part of their personal identity. In contrast, people from more "independent" and "individualistic" countries still desire social relationships, but those relationships are less likely to define their identity, and these people are more likely to prioritize personal interests.
The United States (my country) is more independent and individualistic. However, within the United States, there are sub-cultures and communities that are more interdependent. For example, people living in rural areas are more interdependent than people living in urban areas. Also, some countries are changing with time. For example, Japan and South Korea are much more interdependent than the United States, but they are becoming more independent than they were in the past.