Perceiving an Object and Its Context in Different Cultures

  title={Perceiving an Object and Its Context in Different Cultures},
  author={Shinobu Kitayama and Sean Duffy and Tadashi Kawamura and Jeff T. Larsen},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={201 - 206}
In two studies, a newly devised test (framed-line test) was used to examine the hypothesis that individuals engaging in Asian cultures are more capable of incorporating contextual information and those engaging in North American cultures are more capable of ignoring contextual information. On each trial, participants were presented with a square frame, within which was printed a vertical line. Participants were then shown another square frame of the same or different size and asked to draw a… 

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