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Geography of thought: How Westerners and Asians think differently and why

November 20, 2005

An interesting and enlightening talk by Richard E. Nesbitt from University of Michagan about how Westerners and Asians think and see the world in fundamentally different ways. He described the “Object vs. Field” way of looking at the world and “Agency vs. Harmony”.

  1. Discontinuity vs Continuity
  2. Rules & Categories vs Relationships & Similiarities
  3. Dispositional vs Situational


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