Family, Self

  • Rogelio Diaz-Guerrero
  • Lorand B. Szalay
Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)


The literature on the Hispanic/Latin American family is rich, and the main sources of available information range from anthropology to cross-cultural psychology. The psychological effects of the family environment on the development of the various personality characteristics or culture traits constitute a particularly complex and delicate subject area since it involves human attributes like individualism or submissiveness which are difficult to measure and which have often been used to reinforce shallow, ethnocentric stereotypes.


Coping Style Sexual Identity Social Personalism Hispanic Parent Mexican Child 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio Diaz-Guerrero
    • 1
  • Lorand B. Szalay
    • 2
  1. 1.National University of MexicoMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Institute of Comparative Social and Cultural StudiesChevy ChaseUSA

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