East Versus West

Alberts, Hana R.
May 2009
Forbes Asia;5/11/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p64
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.


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