Dialectical responses to questions about dialectical thinking.

  title={Dialectical responses to questions about dialectical thinking.},
  author={K. Peng and Richard E. Nisbett},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={55 9},
Debate about our article on culture and dialectical thinking (Peng & Nisbett, September 1999) exemplifies a thousand-yearold Confucian saying: If the participants in an intellectual discourse have different understandings about the topic in question, then the conversation will surely get difficult. Being the perpetrators who opened this Pandora's box, we feel obligated to clarify some of the confusion about our research, which is something we perhaps did not do adequately in our initial article… 
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