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ERIC Number: EJ996148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Cultural Difference in Stereotype Perceptions and Performances in Nonverbal Deductive Reasoning and Creativity
Wong, Regine; Niu, Weihua
Journal of Creative Behavior, v47 n1 p41-59 Mar 2013
A total of 182 undergraduate students from China and the United States participated in a study examining the presence of stereotypical perceptions regarding creativity and deductive reasoning abilities, as well as the influence of stereotype on participants' performance on deductive reasoning and creativity in nonverbal form. The results showed that participants from both China and the United States believed that Americans have better creativity abilities than Chinese and that Chinese have better deductive reasoning skills than Americans. Significant cultural difference in the performances on the measures of creativity was found. The cultural difference in deductive reasoning was found between Chinese participants in China and the Caucasian (not the Asian) participants in the United States, which were somewhat congruent to the stereotypical perceptions. However, the study did not find that stereotypic perceptions directly influenced participants' performance on deductive reasoning and creativity. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States