- エモーション・スタディーズ (ISSN:21897425)
- vol.1, no.1, pp.23-28, 2015-10-01 (Released:2017-04-24)
I propose a cultural psychological explication to the problem of power abuse, such as school bullying. The cultural context of interdependence, which fosters sensitivity to rejection, potentiates lowered social identity with friends, encourages to be ordinary among others and cause relational concern can be a background to the indirect, obscured, and collective type of bullying in Japan. Although universal approach to the abuse of power is proven effective, understanding the nuanced, seemingly subtle shared meanings shared among the cultural members on well-being and power may also be used to understand the big picture of this long-lasting classroom problem.