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What does "dimensionality of power distance" mean?

Hofstede has developed a cultural dimensions theory to compare countries, which uses factor analysis to assign values across 6 dimensions of culture. These dimensions are: Power Distance Index ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

That is a really interesting question. There are some studies that found that the emotional response is strong in one's native language compared to languages that are acquired later. For instance, a ...
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Paper finding that explicitly welcomed minorities felt less welcome

I think the description provided (if accurate) should be enough to find the paper, unless it is not available online, or is only available in a different language. Sometimes authors of books and ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

Both of my parents and I are multilingual. We come from Czech Republic and have learned multiple languages through our lives as we moved around. I have noticed, even within myself that I "feel" ...
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Morita therapy - does it have a western counterpart?

Reminds me a bit of existential therapy and humanistic psychology in general. Unconditional positive regard and motivational interviewing both insist on approaching undesirable feelings from the ...
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Would the Milgram Experiment results be replicated in Eastern cultures?

I found the review made in 2012, which has India results among others: Blass, T. (2012). A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Studies of Obedience Using the Milgram Paradigm: A Review. Social and ...
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Are there studies on politeness towards machines?

There seems to be a bit of information on this topic, with this type of research starting in the 1990s, according to Nielsen, Pfattheicher, and Keijsers (2021), who believe that humans tend to have ...
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Reference for a particular anecdote about the cultural basis of the ethics of homicide

I finally had some time to Google this again, and I found the source. The most popular source of this seems to be Ruth Benedict's paper in J. General Psychology, 10, p. 59-80 (1934). Long excepts ...
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Why do western people's orientation/navigation differ from non-western cultures?

This is a classic example of the analytic vs holistic perceptual systems, one of the cornerstone theories on cross-cultural cognition. For a good overview of this see Perceiving an Object and Its ...
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Why is cultural understanding often wrong?

I have a little difficulty understanding your question. are you asking why do we percieve slightly different behaviors as culturally different? I would say that for me cultural difference is a ...
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Which is the most valid/validated scale for diagnosis of Major depression for an Indian population?

I am sharing my research here should anybody find it useful. ========================================================================= Although PHQ-9 wasn’t developed for an Indian audience, it has ...
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Correlation between anorexia and mass media stereotypes

Short answer According to a study dating 6 years back, the incidence rate of anorexia nervosa was stable over several decades. Background According to a review paper published in 2012, the overall ...
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Why do people want to have children?

There are many reasons why people want to have children : Some want to have children because they hope it can save their declining marriage / relationship Some want to have children because they feel ...
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Is there evidence for cross-cultural differences in problem solving skills?

A bit of a broad question as a full answer will really depend on the specifics of the problem being addressed. In short though, yes, cultural factors, and probably to some extent linguistic factors ...
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Why are some people attracted to people of other races?

It is said that American society up to around 1950 came in three flavors, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. That America was intolerant of interracial marriage, which was against the law in many ...
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Handedness bias in Raven's Matrices

There isn't much of a difference in IQ tests between left and right-handed people. I don't know if this is (more) significant on a sub-test like Raven's. On the other hand there's some correlation ...
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Sublimation & Cathexis

I would say subliminal is more cognitive, while cathexis is more emotional, though can be triggered/catalysed cognitive or subliminal. Subliminal is hard to define though, and cathexis from the field ...
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What statistics can compare individual survey responses & others that were measured as a group (from which we need to extract individual responses)?

Sounds like you're looking for a hierarchical model. You might find some joy in BDA, http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/book/ (in particular, chapter 5) To quickly get some idea if this sort of ...
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Cultural psychology: Japanese culture and meaning systems

First off - this question is really broad and its scope could probably fill libraries. I will therefore limit the answer to generalized pointers in answer to your three sub questions. Is there any ...
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Self-study guide for translating a psychological scale

The article by Gudmundsson (2009) looks very useful. It describes an eight step process for translating and adaptive psychological instruments. The article is written clearly with concrete suggestions ...
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