On Self-evaluation, Values and Cultural Associations On Self-views and values The domains of investigation concerned self-evaluation (e.g., as being modest, emotional, traditional, versus rational, modern, individualist), how strongly one endorse certain values like, personal freedom, personal satisfaction, personal development or family integrity and friendship.
The first experimental study in Europe on Biculturalism was our study among children of Greek, or half-Greek origin who grow up in the Netherlands and were able to speak and write in both the Dutch and the Greek language
Basic questions The emphasis in these projects was on: how culture promotes a certain self-understanding, which values are significantly stronger endorsed in one culture compared to another, how people tend to reason social events? a tendency for analytic cognition at a cultural and indiviual level level is compared to a tendency for holistic cognition. How bicultural individuals manage conflicting aspects of their internalised cultures? The […]
For this survey, the focus was on self-understanding cultural differences between South and North European cultures and on whether and how such differences may impact one’s self-esteem assessments and psychological well being.
Work, Friendships and the Self Does culture influence the spontaneous associations people make as response to cues in the environment? We have asked individuals with different cultural background to report their spontaneous associations on certain words presented to them in their own language.
The contemporary societal relevance Present-day social mobility can only be expected to increase the number of individuals who have more than one cultural origin. This holds especially within the territory of the European Union, where free movement is facilitated by legislation affecting some four hundred million people. In the Netherlands alone, there are half a […]
Building bridges between scientific research and public policy To identify best practices in the use of research findings on migrants and cities in the European context for policy development we conducted interviews and surveys in 10 European countries. The project was part of the UNESCO-MOST programme on Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities […]