At a glance:
- Author: Richard E. Nisbett
- First Published: 2003
- Type of Work: Anthropology, language, philosophy, psychology, and sociology
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics
- Subjects: Language or languages, Asia or Asians, Acculturation, Human behavior, Greek or Roman times, East and West, Experiments
The first thing that will strike many readers of The Geography of Thought(Nisbett) is that it boldly takes on what could be a controversial topic. Richard E. Nisbett claims that Asians (especially those from East Asia) and Westerners (cultures of European descent) think and even perceive differently in important ways and that these differences are sufficiently culturally embedded to make them statistically predictable for members of the cultures involved. Even the choice of the terms “Asian” and “Western” to define broadly large groups of disparate peoples may be found...
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