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dc.contributor.authorNewbold, Jacqueline Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T05:30:26Z
dc.date.available2016-11-22T05:30:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.othernewbold_jacqueline_a_201605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/newbold_jacqueline_a_201605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36285
dc.description.abstractBehavior is jointly determined by one’s environment and personality, but the extent to which they influence behavior may vary across cultures. Immediate-return societies have a loose culture (i.e., few societal norms) while delayed-return societies have a tight culture (i.e., many strict societal norms). Because of this difference in societal norms, immediate-return societies (vs. delayed-return societies) allow for more expression of individual differences in strong attitudes or personality traits. In two studies, I explored the relation between two internal dispositions and related behaviors. Experiment 1 utilized a strong disposition (i.e., highly heritable), and Experiment 2 utilized a weak deposition (not highly heritable). I hypothesized that the disposition-behavior relation would be stronger for participants placed in an immediate-return (v. delayed-return) mindset when a strong disposition was tested, but that there would be no difference in the strength of the disposition-behavior relationship between condition when a weak disposition was measured. These hypotheses were supported and suggest that some societies may foster a personality-behavior link, whereas others foster a norm-behavior link.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectImmediate-return societies
dc.subjectautonomy
dc.subjectsituational strength
dc.subjectculture
dc.titleDoes modern society let me be me?
dc.title.alternativesome moderators of using the self as a reference for behavior
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorLeonard L. Martin
dc.description.committeeLeonard L. Martin
dc.description.committeeMichelle vanDellen
dc.description.committeeW. Keith Campbell


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