Publication Date

Fall 2008


College of Arts and Sciences


Cognitive Complexity, Intercultural, Communication, Cross-cultural dating, RCQ, Constructivism


The purpose of this study is to investigate interpersonal cognitive complexity, which is an individual difference variable describing a person’s cognitive system, and its role in cross-cultural relationships, particularly Caucasian-American males’ willingness to date a woman from another country. This study is an application of Personal Constructs Psychology and employs Crockett’s Role Category Questionnaire to tap into participants’ levels of social perception through the investigation of interpersonal cognitive complexity scores.