Culture and development of everyday social explanation.

  title={Culture and development of everyday social explanation.},
  author={Judith G. Miller},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={46 5},
  • J. G. Miller
  • Published 1984
  • Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
The impact of cultural meaning systems on the development of everyday social explanation is explored in a cross-cultural investigation undertaken among Indian and American adults and children (ages 8, 11, and 15 year). It is demonstrated that at older ages Americans make greater reference to general dispositions and less reference to contextual factors in explanation than do Hindus . References to general dispositions also undergo a much greater developmental increase among Americans than among… Expand
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