Aging and Wisdom

  title={Aging and Wisdom},
  author={Igor Grossmann and Mayumi Karasawa and Satoko Izumi and Jinkyung Na and Michael E. W. Varnum and Shinobu Kitayama and Richard E. Nisbett},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1059 - 1066}
People from different cultures vary in the ways they approach social conflicts, with Japanese being more motivated to maintain interpersonal harmony and avoid conflicts than Americans are. Such cultural differences have developmental consequences for reasoning about social conflict. In the study reported here, we interviewed random samples of Americans from the Midwest United States and Japanese from the larger Tokyo area about their reactions to stories of intergroup and interpersonal… 

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