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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (1) : 149-157     DOI:
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Neural Mechanism of Cultural Influences on the Self-construal
YANG Shuai;HUANG Xi-Ting;WANG Xiao-Gang;YIN Tian-Zi
(1 School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
(2 Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu, Henan 476000, China)
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Abstract  Self-construal refers to how people think about themselves and their relation to others. From collectivism-individualism perspective, East Asians and Westerners are respectively typical interdependent-independent self-construal. In self-reference task, significant others (e.g. mother) and self were represented in the same brain area, which is medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC), for East Asians but not for Westerners. In oddball task and word-voice incongruity task, degree of interdependence modulates the brain response of P3 and N400 respectively. Corresponding self-construal can be accessible for bicultural subjects in culture priming. Some theories could explain the influence process, such as social brain hypothesis, culture-gene coevolutionary theory, and neuro-culture interaction model. Future researches should focus on Chinese relational self, especially on the development of native theories and methods.
Keywords collectivism      individualism      interdependent self-construal      independent self-construal      MPFC      relational self     
Corresponding Authors: HUANG Xi-Ting   
Issue Date: 12 January 2012
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YANG Shuai,HUANG Xi-Ting,WANG Xiao-Gang, et al. Neural Mechanism of Cultural Influences on the Self-construal[J]. , 2012, 20(1): 149-157.
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