ERIC Number: ED457517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Adolescent Self-Concept among Chinese, Kazakh, American and American Indians.
Sharpes, Donald K.
Neuroscientific evidence for the underlying neuronal activity in the cerebral cortex for psychological states points to the need for an alternative physiological hypothesis for the construct of self concept. Evidence from neuroscience and hereditability studies leads to the conclusion that genetic forces may be clearly at work in the perception of self. The primary hypothesis of this study is that adolescent self concept is a neuroscientific set of developmental processes predominately governed by genetic inheritance. Copies of a 1-page survey were administered to high school students in China, Russia, Indian adolescents in Montana, and a sample of white adolescents This report comparing adolescents from China, Kazakhstan, and America youth suggests that environmental influences do not appear to play the predominant role. It concludes that researchers need to acknowledge in citations and conclusions the pervasive evidence for the predominance of the genetic influence in future self-concept studies. (Contains 184 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: China; Montana; USSR