2011 - 3/3/2011 The Social Self I) Views of self in east...

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3/3/2011 The Social Self I) Views of self in east vs. west A) Independent (western view) separation from coworkers and siblings, ties together with families and friends B) Interdependent (eastern) view tied together with everyone II) Culture, Choice, and Intrinsic Motivation A) Anglo- and Asian American 2-4 th graders solve sets of anagrams that A.1) They chose or A.2) The experimenters choose or A.3) Their mother chose A.4) Anglo-American children did better when they chose A.5) Asian American children did best when mother chose (mother considered part of self) B) Greater “self reference” effect for Caucasians than Asians B.1) Ss answer whether traits are descriptive of a target while in a brain scanner (B.1.a) Targets = self, mother, President Clinton (or Premier Zhu) B.2) Self minus mother (B.2.a) No difference in Chinese, difference in western B.3) Mother minus another (B.3.a) More difference in activation in Chinese, not that much difference in westerners B.4) Chinese associate mother and self closely and Americans associate mother and president closely C) Standing out or blending in? C.1) Individual self is more prominent in east than west C.2) Ss at SFO fill out a questionnaire and then are allowed to choose a pen from a group of 5 as a gift. Either 1 of one color and 4 of another, or 2 of one and three of another. (C.2.a)
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