Looking into the past: cultural differences in perception and representation of past information.

@article{Ji2009LookingIT,
  title={Looking into the past: cultural differences in perception and representation of past information.},
  author={Luye Ji and Tieyuan Guo and Zhiyong Zhang and Deanna Messervey},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={
          761-9
        }
}
The authors investigated cultural differences in the way people perceive and represent temporal information. It was hypothesized that Chinese would attend to the past information more than would Canadians. In Studies 1 and 2, Canadian and Chinese participants read a description of a theft along with a list of behaviors that occurred in the past or present. Chinese participants rated behaviors that had taken place in the remote and recent past as more relevant to solving the case than did… CONTINUE READING
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