Project Details

International Situations Project

Culture is reflected and transmitted through the daily experience of ordinary situations. However, psychological research has traditionally paid much more attention to the conceptualization and measurement of persons than of situations, and this imbalance extends to cross-cultural psychology. The proposed research moves to remedy this imbalance, in a project guided by the hypothesis that attributes of situational experience are active ingredients of culture. Participants recruited by an international team of collaborators login to a multi-lingual website, where they use the recently-developed Riverside Situational Q-sort (RSQ) to describe a situation they experienced within the previous 24 hours. Participants also describe their behavior in these situations and, separately, their personalities. Data analyses address both descriptive and theoretically-guided questions. (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1528131&HistoricalAwards=false)

Commencement Date : 2015/9
Completion Date : 2018/8
Chief Investigator(s) : FUNDER, David *
Keyword(s) : personality   Riverside Q-sort   culture   situations  




*Investigator from an outside institution/organization


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