PSYC 307 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Asian Canadians, Mexican Americans, Social Comparison Theory
Positivity of self-views of mexican american and european american pre-school & elementary school children. Both cultures viewed themselves positively and usually included their own pictures. Ea chose own picture for 92% of positive characteristics. Ma chose own picture for 82% of positive characteristisc. Self views of na were less positive than ea. Na listed less than half as many positive statements than ea. Na tend to have less independent self concepts than ea. Independence and self-enhancement related: exceptions: maori in nz, african americans in the us, israeli druze, or indians who are making predictions about their futures. Less common to show self-serving biases amongst east asian samples vs. western ones. Differences in positive self views the way people attend to and interpret events of the world. Japanese and american students list success or failure experiences you can remember in your life. American showed self-enhancing tendency 62% success memories, 38% failure memories.