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Culture and causal cognition

Ara Norenzayan

Culture and causal cognition

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Article from Current directions in psychological science, Vol.9, No.4, 2000 (pp.132-135).

Other titlesCurrent directions in psychological science.
StatementAra Norenzayan and Richard E. Nisbett.
ContributionsNisbett, Richard E.
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Open LibraryOL16265210M


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An understanding of cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition. In this book, chapters based on comparative psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and philosophy present the newest developments in the study of causal cognition and discuss their different perspectives.

They reflect on the role and forms of causal knowledge, both in animal. Culture and Causal Cognition Ara Norenzayan and Richard E. Nisbett1 Centre de Re´cherche en Epistemologie Applique´e, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France (A.N.), and Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (R.E.N.) VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4, AUGUST Published by Blackwell Publishers Inc.

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This chapter summarizes empirical findings on the potential for cultural variability in the content of causal cognition, in the way this content is processed, and in the context in which all this Cited by: 1.

Culture and Causal Cognition Article in Current Directions in Psychological Science 9(4) August with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Keywords: causal cognition, culture, language, methods, interdisciplinary approach. Introduction.

Causal cognition refers to how people perceive, represent, and reason about causal relationships, that is, about the connection between a causing event and its effects. Grasping such relationships is essential to people’s daily lives—for Cited by: 4.

The culture-cognition connection. categorization, learning, causal reasoning and even attention and perception. The researchers have found increasing evidence that East Asians, whose more collectivist culture promotes group harmony and contextual understanding of situations, think in a more holistic way.

PhD-who co-chairs Michigan's. The subjective perspective—our cognition of causality. Our default senses of what we mean by causality vary from one another.

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To what extent is the way people perceive, represent, and reason about causal relationships dependent on culture. While there have been sporadic attempts to explore this question, a systematic investigation is still lacking.

Here, we propose that human causal cognition is not only superficially affected by cultural background, but that it is co-constituted by the cultural nature of the human Cited by: 4. Culture and social cognition is the relationship between human culture and human cognitive capabilities.

Cultural cognitive evolution proposes that humans’ unique cognitive capacities are not solely due to biological inheritance, but are in fact due in large part to cultural transmission and evolution (Tomasello, ). Modern humans and great apes are separated evolutionarily by about six.

As a consequence, causal cognition is infused with culture. People therefore differ in whether they engage in causal considerations on a regular basis (Beer and Bender, ), and in how they weigh consequences versus causes (Choi et al., ; Maddux and Yuki, ).Author: Andrea Bender.

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Some core components of causal cognition, like learning based on statistical regularities, are firmly rooted in our evolutionary past: They are present in non-human animals, they are observable in Author: Andrea Bender. An understanding of cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition.

In this book, specialists from comparative psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and philosophy present the newest developments in the study of causal cognition and discuss their different perspectives. Herskovits (, 17) tells us that, “Culture is the man-made part of the environment,” and Meade (, 22) says culture “is the total shared, learned behavior of a society or a subgroup.” These dimensions are combined in Malinowski's (, ) formulation: “Culture is a well organized unity divided into two fundamental aspects—a.

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