The New York Times
The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals
March 11th, 2016
BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as improved executive function; which is critical for problem solving and other mentally demanding activities.
Canada National Post
Perspective tied to culture, researcher says
August 20th, 2007
People raised in individualist cultures such as North America are less able to imagine the world from someone else's perspective than people raised in collectivist cultures such as China, according to new research.
To read more, follow the link to the Canada National Post article here.
Americans can't step into shoes of others
July 18th, 2007
Rugged American individualism could hinder our ability to understand other peoples' point of view, a new study suggests...
To read more, follow the link to the NBC News article here.
Grow up in a collective society and 'know' others better
July 17th, 2007
Chinese are more adept at putting themselves in other people's shoes than Americans.
The reason: Chinese grow up in a culture that emphasizes collectivism as opposed to their Western counterparts' individualism...
To read more, follow the link to the China Daily article here.