Tanja Luhrmann, Hallucinatory ‚voices‘ shaped by local culture

Individual self vs. the collective

Why the difference? Tanja Luhrmann (Stanford) offered an explanation: Europeans and Americans tend to see themselves as individuals motivated by a sense of self identity, whereas outside the West, people imagine the mind and self interwoven with others and defined through relationships.

quoted from:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/july/voices-culture-luhrmann-071614.html

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