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Article: Cultural difference in the application of the diagnosticity principle to schematic faces

TitleCultural difference in the application of the diagnosticity principle to schematic faces
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.brill.nl/m_catalogue_sub6_id9570.htm
Citation
Journal Of Cognition And Culture, 2005, v. 5 n. 1-2, p. 240-247 How to Cite?
AbstractTversky's (1977) diagnosticity principle implies that categorization affects similarity, and that similarity in turn is based on context. However, Nisbett, Peng, Choi, and Norenzayan (2001) suggest that Chinese and Westerners differ in their sensitivity to context and categorization. Because of these differences, it is not clear whether Chinese should follow the diagnosticity principle. To explore these possibilities, we conducted a cross-cultural experiment using participants from Australia and China to repeat the experiment of Tversky (1977) using schematic faces as stimuli. Results showed that Australians, but not Chinese, made similarity judgments in a manner compatible with the diagnosticity principle. We suggest that: 1) the use of the diagnosticity principle depends upon contextual variables for Chinese people; and 2) Chinese participants judged neutral schematic faces as more positive than Western participants did. © 2005 Brill Academic Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169034
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.555
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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorFu, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorHayward, WGen_US
dc.contributor.authorLocke, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorPellicano, Een_US
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dc.description.abstractTversky's (1977) diagnosticity principle implies that categorization affects similarity, and that similarity in turn is based on context. However, Nisbett, Peng, Choi, and Norenzayan (2001) suggest that Chinese and Westerners differ in their sensitivity to context and categorization. Because of these differences, it is not clear whether Chinese should follow the diagnosticity principle. To explore these possibilities, we conducted a cross-cultural experiment using participants from Australia and China to repeat the experiment of Tversky (1977) using schematic faces as stimuli. Results showed that Australians, but not Chinese, made similarity judgments in a manner compatible with the diagnosticity principle. We suggest that: 1) the use of the diagnosticity principle depends upon contextual variables for Chinese people; and 2) Chinese participants judged neutral schematic faces as more positive than Western participants did. © 2005 Brill Academic Publishers.en_US
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