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Review: "The Geography of Thought" | Energy Bulletin Energy Bul...

The Geography of Thought Richard E. Nisbett 2003 Comparisons are odious if you're a Westerner so this book might rub the wrong way, but from an Asian perspective it is a very confirming body of work. And that coincides with the first observation of the book which is that, to a Westerner especially an American (and probably more so a Californian), individual choice and self-determination is the defining factor of the human experience. While to the Asian citizen, context is everything. This is not a new insight so the book seems a little dry and academic, but the actual studies that confirm this opening premise pin down what might before be taken for gross stereotypes. Mention is also made of how Europeans tend to fall in between the two and so do American women when given a choice. Bicultural people can be persuaded to go either way depending on what context comes before. T...

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