This chapter reviews key empirical findings related to cultural variations in cognition and perception. First, we introduce current discourses in cultural psychology in terms of the origins of cultural variations in cognition and perception by discussing a chain of influences on cognition and perception by environments, cultural practices, and cultural discourses. Next, we introduce empirical studies that have demonstrated substantial cultural variations in cognition and perception. We introduce key findings on person perception, social attention, and naive dialecticism. In addition, we introduce findings related to their development and neural bases. Finally, we propose five future topics to further advance research on cultural variation in cognition and perception: moving beyond the East-West dichotomy, other sources of cognition and perception, cultural learning, cultural neuroscience, and individual versus cultural-level phenomena. Copyright © 2019 The Guilford Press.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of cultural psychology|
|Editors||Dov COHEN, Shinobu KITAYAMA|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||The Guilford Press|
|ISBN (Print)||1462536239, 9781462536238|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2019|