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1 © 2015 Guilford Publications, Inc. Hajin Lee, Department of Psychology, New York University; Yuki Shimizu, Faculty of Education, Saitama University; James S. Uleman, Department of Psychology, New York University. Hajin Lee is now a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Alberta. We thank Lindsay Hunter, Caroline Fu, and Gina Kim for their(More)
Article history: Received 19 March 2016 Accepted 18 August 2016 Available online 1 September 2016 Culture shapes how we interpret behavior, symbols, customs, and more. Its operation is largely implicit, unnoticed until we encounter other cultures. Therefore deep cultural differences should bemost evident in automatic processes for interpreting events,(More)
Previous findings indicated that when people observe someone’s behavior, they spontaneously infer the traits and situations that cause the target person’s behavior. These inference processes are called spontaneous trait inferences (STIs) and spontaneous situation inferences (SSIs). While both patterns of inferences have been observed, no research has(More)
Recent findings have re-examined the linguistic influence on cognition and perception, while identifying evidence that supports the Whorfian hypothesis. We examine how English and Japanese speakers perceive similarity of pairs of objects, by using two sets of stimuli: one in which two distinct linguistic categories apply to respective object images in(More)
Prior research on the perception of facial expressions suggests that East Asians are more likely than North Americans to incorporate the expressions of background figures into their judgment of a central figure’s emotion (Masuda et al. in J Pers Soc Psychol 94:365–381, 2008b). However, little research has examined this issue in the context of developmental(More)
Enemyship occurs across societies, but it has not received as much attention as other types of relationships such as friendship in previous research. This research examined the influence of relational mobility on people's motivation to understand their personal enemies by measuring different dependent variables across three studies. First, a cross-cultural(More)
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