As Seen by the Other … : Perspectives on the Self in the Memories and Emotional Perceptions of Easterners and Westerners

  title={As Seen by the Other … : Perspectives on the Self in the Memories and Emotional Perceptions of Easterners and Westerners},
  author={Dov Cohen and Alexander Gunz},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={55 - 59}
The experiment reported investigated the phenomenological consequences of Easterners' and Westerners' perspectives on the self. Two findings are consistent with the notion that Asians are more likely than Westerners to experience the self from the perspective of the generalized other First, Eastern participants were more likely than Western participants to have third-person (as opposed to first-person) memories when they thought about situations in which they would be at the center of a scene… 

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