1.4.3 - Universalist or Particularist? Score Yourself!!
Universalist or Particularist? Score Yourself!
become familiar with the concepts of universalism versus particularism, before
reading further take a moment to decide whether you consider yourself more of a
universalist or a particularist.
Below are a number of paired statements (a. and
b.). Check the one which best describes the action you
would take or the way you feel about the particular topic.
Please choose one or the other even if you think both are
true. Try to be as honest as you can by answering quickly and
without too much thinking.
might be very revealing and interesting if you could talk to a person from the
country you are going to and see if you can detect any tendency towards universalism
or particularism. It might be useful to have several international students
do The Accident exercise and compare their answers with yours.It
might give you a "heads up" about how the local people will view social obligations,
and what might be expected of you.