Please answer 1 of the questions 1 through 3, t
hen everyone answers question 4.

1. Using Hofstede’s tool on the website: How is your country of interest different than the U.S. on each of the dimensions of the taxonomy? This includes individualism/collectivism, power distance, masculinity/femininity, uncertainty avoidance, long vs. short-term orientation, and indulgence/restraint?

2. With the Relative deprivation and the diversity effect in explaining neighborhood attachment article: Discuss the point that Oded Stark was making in his comment on the original paper.  Do you feel that a distaste for relative deprivation explains the negative relationship between ethnic diversity and neighborhood attachment? What are your thoughts on how the researchers responded to Starks comments?

3. The Austin and Fitzgerald article discussed social identity theory.  How do the social actors (i.e. the people studied) create both their personal identity and their social identity in the context of Burning Man festivals?  Give some examples.  What is an example of boundary maintenance? That is, how they maintained and created their own identity by stating what the “other” was.

4. The working world is filled with a diverse group of people from many backgrounds, cultures, and belief systems.  Much of this chapter discussed race, sex, prejudice and discrimination, stereotypes, and conflict.  Please discuss an experience in which conflict was experienced and then overcome.  Explain using your background in social psychology how the positive outcome was reached. (Please limit your response to a page (one computer screen) at the longest-you will need to summarize the experience). If you really don’t have one, you can say so.


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