Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Science of Social Vision$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Reginald B. Adams, Nalini Ambady, Ken Nakayama, and Shinsuke Shimojo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333176

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 October 2019

Perceiving Through Culture: The Socialized Attention Hypothesis

Perceiving Through Culture: The Socialized Attention Hypothesis

Chapter:
(p.75) Chapter 4 Perceiving Through Culture: The Socialized Attention Hypothesis
Source:
The Science of Social Vision
Author(s):

Hyekyung Park

Shinobu Kitayama

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.003.0005

This chapter presents a socialized attention hypothesis and argues that people in different cultures are bound to acquire attention strategies that vary in attentional breadth. Evidence consistently shows that Asians tend to be more holistic in attention, dispersing it more broadly and simultaneously to multiple stimuli, whereas Caucasian Americans tend to be more focused on a single object. Evidence is particularly strong in respect to visual attention. However, evidence has also been found in respect to auditory attention, multitasking, perceptual inference, and attention to mnemonic context.

Keywords:   attention, cultural differences, attention strategies, information processing, cultural transmission, perception

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .