Psicología moderna japonesa y su relación con los conceptos psicológicos occidentales

Elisa M. Gallego Hiroyasu, Gonzalo Aza Blanc


El término «colectivismo» ha sido siempre la etiqueta utilizada para estereotipar la sociedad japonesa. Sin embargo, en este mundo modernizado, esta etiqueta nos puede dirigir a una conclusión errónea debido a la flexibilidad de la conducta humana. En este artículo, se abordará la forma en que se ha percibido la sociedad japonesa desde la mirada occidental. Además, se aportan datos para ilustrar cómo dicha percepción se contrasta con la sociedad japonesa moderna real. Sugerimos que «colectivismo» puede no ser del todo apropiado para la descripción de la sociedad japonesa actual, teniendo en cuenta que la sociedad moderna global promueve el individualismo de muchas maneras.

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cultura japonesa; modernización; cultura dinámica; psicología cultural; colectivismo e individualismo

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