Project Details

The Meaning of Cognitive Conflict across Cultures: Pilot Study

Prior cultural psychological research presents conflicting evidence on how East Asians vs. Westerners react to expectancy-violating information. This seed grant supports an initial study among participants in Hong Kong to test that pupil dilation (PD) is a measure of attentional arousal in response to simple and factual error feedback, via a replication and extension of Sleegers et al. 2020 (in press). Using an objective physiological measure of arousal (pupil dilation, PD) to measure expectancy-violation and an objective measure of hindsight bias, this study will first test that PD is associated with error feedback.

Commencement Date : 2020/10
Completion Date : 2021/9
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr BUCHTEL, Emma Ellen Kathrina 蒲安梅 [CPH,PS]
Co-Investigator(s) : PROULX, Travis *
SLEEGERS, Willem *
Keyword(s) : Culture   Morality   Holistic thinking   Meaning Maintenance Model  

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization

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