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ERIC Number: EJ947888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Cultural Differences in the Development of Cognitive Shifting: East-West Comparison
Moriguchi, Yusuke; Evans, Angela D.; Hiraki, Kazuo; Itakura, Shoji; Lee, Kang
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v111 n2 p156-163 Feb 2012
Prior research has documented that Japanese children's performance on the Dimensional Change Card Sorting (DCCS) task can be influenced by their observation of another person completing the task, which is referred to as social transmission of disinhibition. The current study explored whether Canadian children would also show a social transmission of disinhibition and whether their performance would be comparable to that of Japanese children. In this study, 3- and 4-year-olds in Canada and Japan were given both the standard version and social version of the DCCS. Results indicated that Canadian children displayed the social transmission of disinhibition, but their effects were significantly weaker than those with Japanese children. On the other hand, performance on the standard DCCS was comparable between children in the two countries. We discuss the results in terms of cultural differences in the relationship between self and other. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Japan