Body and Self Experience

Japan versus USA
  • Jack Demick
  • Shinji Ishii
  • Wataru Inoue

Abstract

The present study examines differences between Japanese and American individuals in aspects of body and self experience. The research is based on previous work in the United States (e. g., Demick & Rivers, 1996; Demick & Wapner, 1987, 1996) that has attempted to provide a holistic, developmental, systems approach to body and self experience most generally. That body and self experience are of significant concern to environmental psychologists as well as to others interested in environment-behavior relations (e. g., architects, planners, sociologists) gains support from the notion that aspects of body and self experience encompass relevant general processes such as spatial relations (e. g., between the individual and his or her physical environment or between the individual and others in his or her interpersonal environment).

Keywords

Body Image Bulimia Nervosa Personal Space Sociocultural Context Body Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Demick
    • 1
  • Shinji Ishii
    • 2
  • Wataru Inoue
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySuffolk UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, School of EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashihiroshimaJapan
  3. 3.Research Center for Educational Study and Practice, School of EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashihiroshimaJapan

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