Cross Cultural Differences

I Feel Like a Different Person: Study Suggests Link Between How We Feel, Our Culture, and How We Behave

Scientists have long been interested in the interplay of emotions and identity, and some have recently focused on cultural identity. One’s heritage would seem to be especially stable and impervious to change, simply because it’s been passed down generation after generation and is deeply ingrained in the collective psyche. But More

Are Power and Compassion Mutually Exclusive?

The fact that many cultures emphasize the concept of “noblesse oblige” (the idea that with great power and prestige come responsibilities) suggests that power may diminish a tendency to help others.  Psychologist Gerben A. van Kleef (University of Amsterdam) and his colleagues from University of California, Berkeley, examined how power More

Practice Makes Perfect: Study Shows Chinese Children Excel in Math at an Early Age

In China and other East Asian countries, parents tend to emphasize the importance of mathematics more so than parents in Western countries, such as the United States. Even before students start elementary school, parents in Asian countries encourage their children to practice simple arithmetic. But a recent experiment supports the More