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He is shaped by the environment he is exposed to. (American core culture) Good: Man is innately disposed to good behavior. , corrupt him. (Neo-Freudians) 14 THE HYPHENATED AMERICAN Table 2 Modalities American Middle Class Irish Italian Greek Activity Do > Be Be > Do Be > Do Be > Do Relational Ind > Coll > Lin Lin > Coll > Ind Coll > Lin > Ind Lin > Ind > Coll Time Fut > Pres > Past Pres > Past > Fut Pres > Past > Fut Past > Pres > Fut Man-nature Over > With > Sub > With > Sub Over Sub > With > Over Sub > With > Over Human nature Mixed > Evil Evil > Mixed Evil > Mixed Evil > Mixed Abbreviations: Do = Doing; Be = Being; Ind = Individualism; Coll = Collaterality (Interdependence); Lin = Lineality (Authoritarianism); Fut = Future; Pres = Present; Sub = Subjugated.

In rural Greece the absence of the father through injury or death resulted in basic disorganization of the family. The eldest male child was expected to assume a responsible role toward his mother and younger siblings but was often experientially unequipped to do so. It should be noted, finally, that a critical feature of Kluckhohn’s theory was that the profiles she developed are not to be interpreted as stereotypical descriptions of how all members of a culture think, feel, or act. Her major emphasis was on “varia tions” within cultures as well as between them.

After several weeks he was hired at a local newspaper, but the job paid little and was not satisfying. His wife suggested he apply to the training program of a large management consultation firm, which he did. After completing this program, Michael advanced rapidly up the corporate ladder to the position of vice-president that he now holds. After our joint sessions with Joanne had stopped, Michael and I continued our individual sessions for several months. He was able to use the support he got from me to confront the new coping tasks he had taken on in the workplace.

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