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Early Life and Educational Background
Shalom H. Schwartz was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on New Year’s Day in 1936, 2 h too late for his parents to benefit from a tax deduction. He attended public school for 6 years, where he was called by various versions of his middle name, Hillel. Finally, when he transferred to a yeshiva in Jamaica, Queens, for 2 years, he reassumed his first name. He then attended and graduated from Hempstead High School. At the same time, he commuted twice a week to Manhattan to continue his Hebraic and Jewish studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). As an undergraduate at Columbia College, he specialized in comparative literature. He found the introductory course in psychology (100% behaviorist, training a rat) so unstimulating that he refrained from taking another psychology course until graduate school. While earning his AB at Columbia, he completed a BA in Hebrew Literature and Language at JTS. In his senior year, he spent a semester in Jerusalem, the...
- Schwartz, S. H. (2014). National culture as value orientations: Consequences of value differences and cultural distance. In V. Ginsburgh & D. Throsby (Eds.), Handbook of the economics of art and culture (Vol. 2, pp. 547–586). Amsterdam: Elsevier/North Holland.Google Scholar