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Every Science/Nature potter praises his own pot ― Can we believe what he says based on his mother tongue?
李纾; 毕研玲; 饶俪琳
2011
Source PublicationJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
ISSN0022-0221
Volume42Issue:1Pages:125-130
Other AbstractIt has been consistently observed that people are generally overconfident in their judgments or decisions and that overconfidence in general knowledge is typically stronger among Asian than among Western subject groups. However, scientists, whose job is to produce neutral and objective knowledge, are expected to be immune to overconfidence and to be independent of crosscultural variation. The authors conducted an email survey to determine whether well-trained scholars are really immune to the overconfidence bias and whether cross-cultural variations in overconfidence exist among scientists from different language backgrounds. Contrary to the authors’ expectations, scientists who published their works in Science or Nature were inaccurate, overconfident, likely to nominate the journal they published in to have a greater impact factor,and easier to generate supportive rather than opposite arguments for their own conclusions.The authors also found that Chinese-speaking authors exhibited greater overconfidence butgenerated fewer arguments than did their English-speaking counterparts, which is consistent with Yates, Lee, and Shinotsuka’s argument recruitment model. The pervasive overconfidence and its cross-cultural variations suggest that an academic author may not communicate his or her conclusions to readers in an impartial and value-free manner, and therefore, the job of detecting bias is hoped to be taken and done well by the reader.
Keywordoverconfidence language background Science Nature
Subject Area文化心理学
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
Funding Project三室李纾课题组
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/6921
Collection社会与工程心理学研究室
Corresponding Author李纾
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李纾,毕研玲,饶俪琳. Every Science/Nature potter praises his own pot ― Can we believe what he says based on his mother tongue?[J]. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,2011,42(1):125-130.
APA 李纾,毕研玲,&饶俪琳.(2011).Every Science/Nature potter praises his own pot ― Can we believe what he says based on his mother tongue?.Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,42(1),125-130.
MLA 李纾,et al."Every Science/Nature potter praises his own pot ― Can we believe what he says based on his mother tongue?".Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 42.1(2011):125-130.
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