The Culture Moment

The Culture Moment 16

Today: Let’s talk about the appearance of likeness. Have you fallen for a Similarity Illusion before? Too often people presume comparability. When people look similar, dress similar, have similar cultural origins, and share similar values it is easy to conclude that they are similar in many aspects of life. This misconception can be quite prevalent among global professionals, especially those …

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Judging Emotion Across Culture Works Surprisingly Well, Research Finds

We’re better at judging the emotions of people from our own country, according to research on the vocal expressions of people in the United States, Australia, India, Kenya, and Singapore. However, in a separate study, the researchers also discovered that Australians and Indians could read each other pretty well despite cultural barriers. When one native inflected differently on phrases, a …