The Impact of Culture on Adaptive Versus Maladaptive Self-Reflection

  title={The Impact of Culture on Adaptive Versus Maladaptive Self-Reflection},
  author={Igor Grossmann and Ethan Kross},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1150 - 1157}
Although recent findings indicate that people can reflect either adaptively or maladaptively over negative experiences, extant research has not examined how culture influences this process. We compared the self-reflective practices of Russians (members of an interdependent culture characterized by a tendency to brood) and Americans (members of an independent culture in which self-reflection has been studied extensively). We predicted that self-reflection would be associated with less… 

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