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Individual Differences in Analytic Versus Holistic Thinking
The authors constructed the Analysis-Holism Scale (AHS) to measure analytic versus holistic thinking tendency. In Study 1, using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, a 24-item scale wasExpand
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It's a wonderful life: mentally subtracting positive events improves people's affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts.
The authors hypothesized that thinking about the absence of a positive event from one's life would improve affective states more than thinking about the presence of a positive event but that peopleExpand
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Residential mobility breeds familiarity-seeking.
Why are American landscapes (e.g., housing developments, shopping malls) so uniform, despite the well-known American penchant for independence and uniqueness? We propose that this paradox can beExpand
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Need for cognitive closure and information search strategy
The authors investigated whether need for cognitive closure (NFCC) affected one's style of information search (attribute-based search vs. alternative-based search) in consumer choice. There has beenExpand
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Culture, Interpersonal Perceptions, and Happiness in Social Interactions
The authors examined cultural differences in interpersonal processes associated with happiness felt in social interactions. In a false feedback experiment (Study 1a), they found that EuropeanExpand
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Conserving Energy by Inducing People to Drive Less
We attempted to reduce college students' use of their cars with an online intervention. Every other day for 2 weeks, students reported the number of miles they had avoided driving. In a 2 × 2 design,Expand
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Becoming a Holistic Thinker: Training Effect of Oriental Medicine on Reasoning
The authors hypothesized that training in Oriental medicine would make students think in a more holistic way. Study 1 found that students of Oriental medicine exhibited a cyclic expectation of futureExpand
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Was he happy? Cultural difference in conceptions of Jesus
Abstract In two studies, we examined whether (a) conceptions of Jesus would differ between Koreans and Americans, and whether (b) national differences in self-reported personality and well-being areExpand
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False Memory and the Associative Network of Happiness
This research examines the relationship between individuals' levels of life satisfaction and their associative networks of happiness. Study 1 measured European Americans' degree of false memory ofExpand
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