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Causal Attribution. Cross-cultural models for explaining events
(The University of Bergen, 2017-06-13)
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the association between culture and causal attribution for Saami and Norwegian participants. Data was collected through cognitive mapping, a technique aimed towards the ...
Agents and patients in physical settings: Linguistic cues affect the assignment of causality in German and Tongan
Linguistic cues may be considered a potent tool for focusing attention on causes or effects. In this paper, we explore how different cues affect causal assignments in German and Tongan. From a larger screening study, two ...
When do past events require explanation? Insights from social psychology
Some past events incite more wonder about their causes than do others. For example, negative events require explanation more than positive events. We review social psychologists’ theoretical and empirical insights on what ...
The Cultural Challenge in Mathematical Cognition
In their recent paper on “Challenges in mathematical cognition”, Alcock and colleagues (Alcock et al. . Challenges in mathematical cognition: A collaboratively-derived research agenda. Journal of Numerical Cognition, ...
Variability in the alignment of number and space across languages and tasks
While the domains of space and number appear to be linked in human brains and minds, their conceptualization still differs across languages and cultures. For instance, frames of reference for spatial descriptions vary ...
You must be joking! Benign violations, power asymmetry, and humor in a broader social context
Violated expectations can indeed be funny, as is acknowledged by incongruity theories of humor. According to the Benign Violation Theory (BVT), something is perceived as humorous when it hits the “sweet spot,” where there ...