TITLE

East Versus West

AUTHOR(S)
Alberts, Hana R.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;5/11/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the work of psychologist Richard Nisbett, comparing the thought processes of American and East Asian people. Nisbett, who was reportedly an universalist originally, researched to come to his conclusions. An important observation made by him that while American focused only on featured objects, East Asians had a better perception of the surroundings. He uses these cross-cultural differences to explain societal differences.
ACCESSION #
41227150

 

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