A psychology professor dares to compare how Asians and Americans think. The upshot of Nisbett's research is that differences are real. They might not always be for the better, but they matter.
The fascinating cultural reason why Westerners and East Asians have polar opposite understandings of truth
The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world.
Geography of Thought compares people from East Asia (Korea, China and Japan) with Westerners (from Europe, the British commonwealth and North America). Westerners typically see categories where Asians typically see relationships. Such differences in thinking can trip up business and political relationships
The man whose ideas led to Malcolm Gladwell's Blink and to Nudge
Nisbett's results indicate fundamental differences in the ways Westerners and East Asians view the word.
[A] landmark book. The Geography of Thought shows that understanding of how individuals in eastern cultures think is not just nice, but necessary, if we wish to solve the problems we confront in the world today. We ignore the lessons of this book at our peril.
One of the world's leading thinkers
Westerners and Easterners see the world differently. Nisbett hopes that his work will change the way the cultures view each other.