Folk conceptions of humanness: Beliefs about distinctive and core human characteristics in Australia, Italy, and China
Bain, Paul, Vaes, Jeroen, Kashima, Yoshihisa, Haslam, Nick, & Guan, Yanjun (2012) Folk conceptions of humanness: Beliefs about distinctive and core human characteristics in Australia, Italy, and China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(1), pp. 53-58.
The present research explores cultural understandings of what it means to be human. We used open-ended responses to examine whether the most culturally salient aspects of humanness are captured by two theoretical dimensions: human uniqueness (HU) and human nature (HN). Australians, Italians, and Chinese (N = 315) showed differences in the characteristics considered human and in the emphasis placed on HU and HN. These findings contribute to developing cross-cultural folk psychological models of humanness.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||humanness, human nature, human uniqueness, folk psychology|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2015 02:48|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2015 00:00|
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