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what are the differences between collectivism and individualism? what are two advantages and two disadvantages of collectivism and individvialism?

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    http://www.answers.com/collectivism

    http://www.answers.com/individualism

    Let us know what you conclude.

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    Thanks, websites very helpful. Got all the information I need : )

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    Collectivism emphasizes the group's welfare, while individualism emphasizes the individual's welfare.

    When my son refused to relocate for six months to Japan, he was practicing individualism. His Japanese counterparts, who were collectivists were shocked that he'd let his personal life and family come ahead of his company.

    What does your text say about the advantages and disadvantages?

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    Try this article:

    http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/PersonPerceptionEW.html

    I hope it helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

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