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In Clash! leading cultural

psychologists Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner show how clashes between independence and interdependence fuel many of today’s most pressing conflicts, including tensions between East and West, the Global North and Global South, men and women, blacks and whites, conservative and liberal religious groups, rich and poor, and businesses, governments, and nonprofits.

They also demonstrate how each of us can creatively resolve tensions between independence and interdependence in our own lives. Provocative and entertaining, Clash offers solutions to many of the problems that plague our workplaces, schools, and relationships. It doesn’t just explain who we are, it also envisions who we could become.

Other Books

The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit (with J.J. Card, Angela Amarillas, Diana Dull Akers, Julie Solomon, and Ralph DiClemente), Springer, 2008.


Actual Miles

Stanford Center for Social Innovation

Articles on Social and Environmental Issues

Subtle nudges for greater good, Pop!Tech Blog, March 2010.

Not racing to help (re: racism in the response to Katrina), Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2009.

The end of the world is nigh (maybe), Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2009.

A soldier’s life for her, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2008.

With love comes war, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2008.

Is this the silver bullet? (on inequality and health), Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2008.

Harnessing purity and pragmatismStanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2007.

Drowning in data, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2006.

Academic Research Reports

Savani, K., Markus, H.R., and Conner, A.L. (2008). Let your preference be your guide? The relationship between preferences and choices in Indian and North American contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 861-876.

Conner Snibbe, A., & Markus, H.R. (2005). You can’t always get what you want: Educational attainment, agency, and choice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 703-720.

Kitayama, S., Conner Snibbe, A., Markus, H.R., & Suzuki, T. (2004). Is there any “free” choice? Cognitive dissonance in two cultures. Psychological Science, 15, 527-533.

Adler, N.E., & Conner Snibbe, A. (2003). The role of psychosocial processes in explaining the SES-health gradient. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 119-123.

Conner Snibbe, A., Kitayama, S., Markus, H.R., Suzuki, T., (2003). They saw a game: A Japanese and American (football) field study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 34.

Conner Snibbe, A., & Markus, H.R. (2002). The psychology of religion and the religion of psychology, Psychological Inquiry, 13, 229-234.

Markus, H.R., Ryff, C., Conner, A.L., Barnett, K.L., & Pudberry, E. (2000). Themes and variations in American understandings of responsibility. In A. Rossi (Ed.) Caring and Doing for Others: Social Responsibility in the Domains of Family, Work, and Community, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


The Culture Cycle, (with Hazel Rose Markus) This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (John Brockman, ed.) Harper Perennial, 2012.

Unicorn Joyrides and Other Rewards of a Doctorate in Psychology, The APS Observer, May/June 2010.

Is Freedom Just Another Word for Many Things to Buy? The New York Times Magazine, Feb 26, 2006.

Articles on Cultural Psychology

How the Danes do it, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2010.

It’s not about the work ethic, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2009.

Can’t buy me democracy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2008.

Don’t save; be saved, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2008.

Choice and suffering in San Francisco, Static, Issue 3, Fall 2006.

Taking the “vs.” out of nature vs. nurture, The APA Monitor, Nov 2004.

Cultural psychology: Studying more than the “exotic other,” The APS Observer, Dec 2003.

Articles on Management and Leadership

At a loss for ethics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2009.

Change takes new leaders, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2009.

Starting up women, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2009.

Butter your way to the top, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2007.

Crushing corruption, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2007.

The crown weighs heavily on the eyelids, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2007.

Diversity training doesn’t work, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2007.

The enterprising type, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2006.

What women don’t want, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2005.

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