Cross-Cultural Differences in Sense-Making after Losing Control
8 Pages Posted: 25 May 2010 Last revised: 8 Oct 2010
Date Written: February 8, 2010
Cultures might differ when they lose control and seek to regain it. Two experiments explored whether threats to control affected participants’ willingness to believe personality feedback from a horoscope. We found that lack of control increased the degree to which people in Western, but not East Asian cultures relied on this information.
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