The leopard cannot change his spots, or can he? Culture and the development of lay theories of change.

@article{Ji2008TheLC,
  title={The leopard cannot change his spots, or can he? Culture and the development of lay theories of change.},
  author={L J Ji},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={613-22}
}
Chinese and Canadian children were compared to examine cultural and developmental differences in lay theories of change: implicit beliefs about how the world develops and changes over time. Chinese and Canadian children (ages 7, 9, and 11 years) made predictions about future performance, relationships, happiness, and parental incomes based on a series of scenarios. Overall, the Chinese children predicted greater change than did the Canadian children, indicating that they believed more in change… CONTINUE READING

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