Cross Cultural Differences

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Women Show Cognitive Advantage in Gender-Equal Countries

Women’s cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This research is a first attempt to shed light on important, but understudied, adverse More

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Cognitive Skills Differ Across Cultures and Generations

An innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, led by University of Cambridge researchers Michelle R. Ellefson and Claire Hughes, reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescent participants but not their parents. The results are published in Psychological Science, a journal More

Bringing Together Cultural Evolution and Cultural Learning

Psychology generally has begun to recognize the importance of integrating and unifying its many diverse interests and accomplishments. As APS Fellow David G. Myers so valuably indicates in “Simulating Cultural Evolution” (Observer, October 2016), it has been illustrated that cultural evolution is cumulative (Caldwell, Atkinson, & Renner, 2016). Moreover, researchers More