Integrative Cognitive Style in Middle Eastern and Western Groups

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dc.contributor.author Zebian, Samar
dc.contributor.author Denny, J. Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T07:17:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T07:17:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2016-04-13
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0221 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3542
dc.description.abstract Integrative cognitive style among Middle Eastern immigrants to Canada and native-born Euro-Canadians was assessed by looking at their performance on a multidimensional classification task and an object sorting task. Results showed high levels of integrative thinking in Middle Eastern immigrants compared with Euro-Canadians. The contrasting differentiative cognitive style was avoided by the Middle Eastern group, whereas a higher level of differentiation was observed in the Euro-Canadian groups. These results are congruent with previous studies showing higher levels of integrative style in Middle Eastern groups than in Euro-Canadian groups. A secondary finding revealed higher levels of integrative thinking among Middle Easterners with comparatively low levels of Western education. In sum, findings show preferences for integrative thinking in Middle Eastern groups, and through new measures of cognitive style, qualitative aspects of integrative thinking, which have traditionally been viewed indirectly as the opposite of differentiative thinking, are revealed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Integrative Cognitive Style in Middle Eastern and Western Groups en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Multidimensional Classification and Major and Minor Property Sorting en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703289 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 58-75 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022101032001008 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zebian, S., & Denny, J. P. (2001). Integrative Cognitive Style in Middle Eastern and Western Groups Multidimensional Classification and Major and Minor Property Sorting. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 32(1), 58-75. en_US
dc.author.email samar.zebian@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/32/1/58.short

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