Folk theory of social change
Kashima, Yoshihisa, Bain, Paul, Haslam, Nick, Peters, Kim, Laham, Simon, Whelan, Jennifer, Bastian, Brock, Loughnan, Stephen, Kaufmann, Leah, & Fernando, Julian (2009) Folk theory of social change. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12(4), pp. 227-246.
People have a folk theory of social change (FTSC). A typical Western FTSC stipulates that as a society becomes more industrialized, it undergoes a natural course of social change, in which a communal society marked by communal relationships becomes a qualitatively different, agentic society where market-based exchange relationships prevail. People use this folk theory to predict a society’s future and estimate its past, to understand contemporary cross-cultural differences, and to make decisions about social policies. Nonetheless, the FTSC is not particularly consistent with the existing cross-cultural research on industrialization and cultural differences, and needs to be examined carefully.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||culture, folk theory, individualism, stereotype|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||01 Apr 2015 22:41|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2015 00:30|
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