Causal attribution across cultures: Variation and universality.

@article{Choi1999CausalAA,
  title={Causal attribution across cultures: Variation and universality.},
  author={Incheol Choi and Richard E. Nisbett and Ara Norenzayan},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
  year={1999},
  volume={125},
  pages={47-63}
}
Growing cross-cultural evidence suggests that East Asians are less likely to show the correspondence bias, or a preference for explanations of behavior in terms of traits, dispositions, or other internal attributes of the target. The scope of this evidence spans several research paradigms and diverse methodologies. The cultural difference, however, appears not to be caused by an absence of dispositional thinking in East Asian cultures. Indeed, extensive ethnographic and psychological data… 

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