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In Search of East Asian Self-Enhancement
  • S. Heine, T. Hamamura
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 February 2007
The evidence converges to show that East Asians do not self-enhance, and studies that were implicated by the EBTA reported significantly larger self- enhancement effect for all cultures compared to other studies. Expand
Are Cultures Becoming Individualistic? A Cross-Temporal Comparison of Individualism–Collectivism in the United States and Japan
  • T. Hamamura
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 February 2012
Diverging patterns of cultural changes were found across indices: in both countries, some of the obtained indices showed rising individualism over the past several decades, supporting the modernization theory, however, other indices showed patterns that are best understood within the frameworks of a shifting focus of social relationships and a persisting cultural heritage. Expand
Cultural differences in response styles: The role of dialectical thinking
Cultural differences in questionnaire response styles have been reported in a number of studies. Compared to those of European-heritage, responses from individuals of East-Asian heritage tend to beExpand
Approach—Avoidance Motivation and Information Processing: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Analysis of consumer book reviews found that among reviews that were rated as helpful, approach-focused content was more prevalent in American reviews compared to Japanese reviews, in which avoidance- focused content wasmore prevalent. Expand
Social Class Predicts Generalized Trust But Only in Wealthy Societies
This research examined the relationship between social class and generalized trust, or a belief that others have a benign intention in social interactions, in a diverse set of societies representedExpand
Changes in Chinese Culture as Examined Through Changes in Personal Pronoun Usage
For the last several decades, Chinese society has experienced transformative changes in its social ecology. Is Chinese culture more individualistic today as a result? The current research examinedExpand
Folk beliefs of cultural changes in China
Interestingly, findings from Parts 2 and 3 diverged somewhat, illuminating possible divergence between folk beliefs and intellectual interests especially for issues related to heritage of Confucianism. Expand
Inclusion of additional studies yields different conclusions: Comment on Sedikides, Gaertner, & Vevea (2005), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
In a Journal of Personality and Social Psychology article, Sedikides, Gaertner and Vevea (2005) presented two meta-analyses that included eight papers to investigate the question of whether peopleExpand
Why the better-than-average effect is a worse-than-average measure of self-enhancement: An investigation of conflicting findings from studies of East Asian self-evaluations
A recent meta-analysis on cross-cultural studies of self-enhancement finds that evidence for East Asian self-enhancement is consistently apparent only in studies where participants compare themselvesExpand
Emotional Intelligence, Pain Knowledge, and Attitudes of Nursing Students in Hong Kong.
  • J. Chan, T. Hamamura
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Pain management nursing : official journal of the…
  • 2 January 2015
Assessment of the pain knowledge and attitudes of nursing students in Hong Kong and examining associations between emotional intelligence and the pain Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding pain and attitudes suggest that nursing students' painknowledge and attitudes could be improved. Expand