Posts tagged with 'Perspective Taking'

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

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.

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Canada National Post - Perspective tied to culture, researcher says

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.

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NBC News - Americans can't step into shoes of others

NBC News

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.

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China Daily - Grow up in a collective society and 'know' others better

China Daily

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

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