Associate Prof. Uchida’s new paper published in German academic book “Forschung fordern”
Associate Prof. Yukiko Uchida and researcher Shintaro Fukushima’s paper “Interdependently Achieved Happiness in East Asian Cultural Context. A Cultural Psychological Point of View” has been published in German academic book “Forschung fördern: Am Beispiel von Lebensqualität im Kulturkontext”.
In G. Trommsdorff, & W. R. Assmann (Hrsg.), Forschung fördern. Am Beispiel von Lebensqualität im Kulturkontext . UVK Verlag., Germany.
Recent cultural psychological studies have suggested that there is considerable variation in how people feel and conceptualize happiness and wellbeing. Particularly in Japan, compared with European American cultural contexts where wellbeing is achieved through personal attainment or self-esteem, wellbeing is construed as balance and harmony and it is achieved collectively and interdependently. We will further discuss the cultural construal of wellbeing during globalization.